Officers assaulted during arrest at Orange

A man is due to appear in court tomorrow charged with traffic and assault offences after two officers were allegedly assaulted at Orange at the weekend.

About 2.30am yesterday (Sunday 28 November 2021), officers attached to Central West Police District Proactive Crime Team were patrolling Lonepine Avenue, Orange, when they sighted an unregistered Honda Trail motorcycle.

Police attempted to stop the rider, however it failed to stop.

Shortly after, the rider lost control of the bike when he rode through a vacant paddock on Currong Street, officers commenced a foot pursuit where he was arrested.

During attempts to restrain the man, he allegedly bit and punched a Senior Constable to the face and punched another Constable in the leg.

OC spray was deployed during the arrest.

During struggle the man allegedly called upon a group of males in the area to help him and they surrounded the officers and made threats.

A short time later, a male from the group rode the motorcycle away, before the rest of the group left on foot.

The 30-year-old man was taken to Orange Police Station and charged with,

  • Never-licensed person drive vehicle on road
  • Goods in personal custody suspected being stolen
  • Assault police officer in execution of duty cause actual bodily harm
  • Assault police officer in execution of duty, and
  • Resist or hinder police officer in the execution of duty.

He appeared at Dubbo Local Court yesterday (Sunday 28 November 2021), where he was refused bail to appear at Orange Local Court tomorrow (Tuesday 30 November 2021).

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