Officers injured during arrest at Riverwood

Three police officers have been injured after they were allegedly assaulted during the arrest of three people in Riverwood yesterday.

Just before 1pm (Monday 22 June 2020), officers attached St George Proactive Crime Team were patrolling Belmore Road when they noticed and stopped a man allegedly riding an electric scooter at speed on the footpath amongst pedestrians.

While police were speaking to the man, they were approached by another male who allegedly verbally abused the officers.

Police warned the man several times to move away and when he failed to comply, they attempted to arrest him.

Police allege they became involved in a physical confrontation with the man and were approached by a female who attempted to intervene. She was directed to move away and was also arrested when she failed to comply. It is alleged she continually kicked at police.

The pair were eventually restrained – and along with another 30-year-old man – were arrested and taken to St George Police Station.

During the physical struggle with the pair, a female constable officer was kicked in the face and two male senior constables were also injured – one kicked in the groin.

The officers attended St George Hospital and were treated for cuts, abrasions and soft tissue injuries.

The 22-year-old man was charged with assault police (x2), hinder police (x2) and offensive behaviour. He was refused bail and will appear in Sutherland Local Court today (Tuesday 23 June 2020).

The 18-year-old woman was charged with assault police and hinder police.

The 30-year-old man was charged with offensive language and resist arrest.

They were both granted conditional bail to appear at Sutherland Local Court on Tuesday 18 August 2020.

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