Police charge man after police officer assault – Earlwood

A man has been charged after a police officer was assaulted in Earlwood yesterday.

About 2pm (Friday 17 January 2020), a Traffic and Highway Patrol officer attached to the Burwood Police Area Command stopped a silver Volkswagen Golf on Calbina Street.

The driver, a 45-year-old man, was subject to a roadside drug test that allegedly produced a positive detection for cocaine. He was arrested for the purpose of a secondary oral fluid test.

Upon searching the man, officers located 13g of cocaine allegedly within the man’s pants.

At this time, it is alleged the 45-year-old lunged at a Leading Senior Constable and bit him on the arm.

Following a lengthy struggle, during which the officer sustained further bites to his arms, the man was restrained by police, with the assistance of a member of the public.

The man sustained minor injuries in the struggle and was taken to St George Hospital under police guard.

The officer was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics for bites, abrasions and swelling to both knees and hand and wrist pain. He was taken to Canterbury Hospital for treatment, along with the member of the public.

The 45-year-old, from Campsie, was discharged from hospital and taken to Burwood police station where he was charged with assault person with intent to resist/prevent apprehension, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, common assault and deemed supply, possess prohibited drug trafficable quantity.

He was refused bail to appear at Parramatta Local Court today (Saturday 18 January 2020).

The officer and member of the public have also been discharged from hospital and will be monitored.

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