A man has been charged after he allegedly refused to leave a licensed premises before throwing rocks at police in Lake Macquarie yesterday.
Just before 1am (Saturday 27 June 2020), officers from Lake Macquarie Police District were called to the tavern on the Pacific Highway, Gateshead, after a man was reportedly acting disorderly and refusing to leave.
Police have been told the man initially left the premises when asked by security but returned a short time later and refused to leave.
As officers arrived, the man walked outside and as they approached him, he began swearing and throwing rocks at them.
The man attempted to encourage bystanders to assault police before fleeing when further police arrived to assist. He was pursued and arrested following a short struggle.
The 26-year-old Windale man was taken to Belmont Police Station and charged with excluded person fail to leave premises when required, excluded person re-enter/attempt to re-enter premises, resist or hinder police officer in the execution of duty, and affray.
He man was granted conditional bail and is due to appear at Belmont Local Court on Wednesday 29 July 2020.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.