Police assaulted at hotel at Liverpool

A man will appear in court today after allegedly assaulting police at a hotel in Sydney’s south west overnight.

About 2.30am (Tuesday 23 April 2019), police were called to a licensed premises on the Hume Highway at Liverpool, following reports two men were acting aggressively and refusing to leave.

When officers arrived, one man – aged 25 – complied with their request to leave; however, the other man – aged 26 – did not.

It’s alleged that when police moved to arrest him, he resisted and assaulted police by elbowing a male senior constable in the ribs and punching a male sergeant in the face.

Police deployed Taser’s and OC spray to subdue the man, who also tried to bite the sergeant’s leg.

It’s alleged that as this unfolded, the younger man returned and had to be restrained by police.

Both men were taken to Liverpool Police Station, where the older man was charged with assault officer in execution of duty causing actual bodily harm, assault officer in execution of duty, resist police, and excluded person fail to leave premises when required.

The younger man was charged with excluded person fail to leave premises when required, and resist officer in execution of duty.

The older man was refused bail to appear in Liverpool Local Court today (Tuesday 23 April 2019); with the younger man being granted conditional bail, to appear before the same court on Wednesday 29 May 2019.

The sergeant sustained bruising and swelling to the face and hand as a result of the incident.

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