Officer injured during arrest at Newcastle

A police officer has been injured during the arrest of a man over an alleged assault in the state’s north.

About 2am (Thursday 14 November 2019), officers from Newcastle City Police Area Command were called to a night club on Centenary Road, Newcastle, after reports a man had been injured.

Police have been told that a 22-year-old man allegedly punched another man to the face.

A man allegedly involved in the incident was identified to police walking nearby.

Police spoke to the 22-year-old man in relation to the incident. The man allegedly violently charged at officers and struggled as they tried to arrest him.

During the struggle a 30-year-old female senior constable was allegedly elbowed o the body, causing her to fall backwards landing heavily onto concrete. As a result, she suffered soreness to her back, shoulder, hip and wrist.

The Cardiff man was arrested and taken to Newcastle Police Station, where he was charged with five offences, including: assault occasioning actual bodily harm, resist officer in execution of duty, assault officer in execution of duty (x2), and excluded person remain in vicinity of licensed premises.

He was refused bail to appear at Newcastle Local Court today (Thursday 14 November 2019).

The female senior constable was taken to John Hunter Hospital for treatment.

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