Officer charged – Northern Region 28 March

An off-duty police officer has been charged after a woman and two officers were allegedly assaulted during an incident in the state’s Hunter region today.

About 11.25am (Tuesday 28 March 2023), officers from Port Stephen-Hunter Police District attended a home in Horseshoe Creek, after reports of an assault.

Upon arrival, police located a woman – who was known to the off-duty officer – on a footpath outside the home, suffering facial injuries.

Two officers spoke with a man at the property before he allegedly tackled them to the ground.

A constable suffered minor facial injuries and a leading senior constable sustained an injury to his knee, which required further treatment at hospital.

The 29-year-old off-duty officer allegedly resisted and was arrested a short time later and taken to Maitland Police Station.

The senior constable – attached to a specialist command – was charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm (DV), stalk/intimidate intend fear physical harm (DV), two counts of assault police officer in execution of duty cause actual bodily harm and hinder or resist police officer in the execution of duty.

He was refused bail to appear before Maitland Local Court tomorrow (Wednesday 29 March 2023).

The man’s employment status is currently under review.

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