Officers assaulted; two men charged in Doonside

Two men have been charged after two police officers were allegedly assaulted in Sydney’s west last night, NSW Police say.

About 6.15pm (Friday 7 December 2018), two male constables from Cumberland Police Area Command and a female student police officer attended Helios Crescent, Doonside, to investigate after reports a vehicle was stolen from Granville on Thursday (6 December 2018).

The officers spoke to a 16-year-old boy who exited a home, before attempting to arrest him.

Two men, known to the boy, allegedly approached the officers and a brawl ensued.

During the altercation, an officer was struck with a metal object and the other officer was allegedly punched in the face several times.

OC spray was deployed and officers drew their firearms, before additional police from Blacktown Police Area Command were called to provide assistance.

Two men – aged 23 and 55 – and the boy were arrested and taken to Blacktown Police Station.

The 23-year-old man was later taken to Blacktown Hospital for treatment to minor injuries.

On release, he was charged with assault police officer in execution of duty cause actual bodily harm, and cause grievous bodily harm to police officer on duty reckless as to actual bodily harm.

The 55-year-old man was charged with two counts of assault police officer in execution of duty cause actual bodily harm.

The pair were both granted strict conditional bail to appear at Blacktown Local Court on Wednesday 19 December 2018.

The boy was released pending further inquiries.

The injured officers were treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being taken to Westmead Hospital. They have since been treated and released.

Investigations are continuing.

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