Officer assaulted; woman charged, NSW

A woman has been charged after allegedly assaulting an officer in Sydney’s inner city, NSW Police say.

Police were alerted by a witness to a shop front window that had been damaged by a woman on Holt Street, Surry Hills, just before 5am today.

The woman and a man were located by officers attached to Surry Hills Local Area Command a short distance away on Devonshire Street, Surry Hills, where they attempted to speak to a 19-year-old woman and an unknown man.

As a sergeant attempted to arrest the woman, it will be alleged she became aggressive, kicking and punching at him, striking him in the face.

The officer attempted to deploy his taser, however he was unsuccessful due to the woman’s clothing.

A short time later, with the assistance of another officer, the woman who continued to be aggressive was arrested. It will be alleged during the arrest she attempted to bite one of the officers.

She was taken to Surry Hills Police Station where she was charged with assault police, resist police in the execution of duty and malicious damage.

The woman was refused bail and is due to appear in Parramatta Bail Court today.

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