Officers, woman assaulted in DV incident at Lake Macquarie

Two officers have been injured during the arrest of a man after an alleged domestic violence assault in the Lake Macquarie area yesterday.

Officers attached to Lake Macquarie Police District were called to a home on Orlong Close, Edgeworth, about 11am (Saturday 4 December 2021), in relation to the alleged assault of a pregnant 27-year-old woman.

On arrival, officers found the woman had suffered facial bruising and arrested a 26-year-old man in the backyard.

As the two male senior constables moved him towards the police truck, a struggle allegedly ensued resulting in one officer suffering a dislocated right shoulder and injuries to his right hand, lower back and groin.

The second officer was allegedly then kicked three times in the face, suffering swelling and bruising as well as injuries to his right hand and elbow.

The man was taken to Toronto Police Station where he has been charged with 17 offences,

• Common assault (six counts)

• Assault occasioning actual bodily harm (DV) (two counts)

• Assault officer in execution of duty (two counts)

• Assault police officer in execution of duty cause actual bodily harm (two counts)

• Resist police (three counts)

• Stalk/intimidate intend fear physical harm

• Destroy or damage property.

He’s been refused bail to appear in Newcastle Bail Court today (Sunday 5 December 2021).

The first officer was taken by NSW Ambulance paramedics to John Hunter Hospital where he was treated and underwent further tests; the second officer was initially treated at the police station and continues to receive medical treatment. Both officers are now at home but are currently unfit for duty.

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