Police charge man over assaults and domestic abuse at Camperdown

A man will face court today charged after allegedly assaulting a woman and a police officer and holding his partner at knifepoint during three separate incidents at Camperdown overnight.

About 10.30pm (Saturday 2 November 2019), police attended an apartment on Pyrmont Bridge Road, Camperdown, following concerns for the welfare of the female resident.

Officers spoke with occupants – a 49-year-old woman and a 50-year-old man – before the man left the location.

The woman, who had suffered facial injuries, was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being taken to St Vincent’s Hospital.

Officers from Leichhardt Police Area Command commenced inquiries.

About 11.20pm, police stopped a Hyundai Getz on Layton Street, Camperdown, and attempted to arrest the 50-year-old man, who was a passenger in the vehicle.

As the man got out of the vehicle, he allegedly shoved a female officer before a struggle ensued.

During the struggle, it’s alleged the man attempted to grab a knife from the footwell of the vehicle before he was restrained with the assistance of a security guard and a patron from a nearby pub.

The man was arrested, and three kitchen knives were seized.

Police spoke with the 27-year-old male driver of the Getz, who had allegedly been forced to drive the older man around at knife-point.

The 50-year-old man was taken to hospital for treatment of an unrelated illness.

Following his release from hospital, the man was taken to Newtown Police Station and charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm, common assault, common assault (DV), attempt stalk/intimidate intend fear of harm (domestic), resist officer in execution of duty (x2), assault officer in the execution of duty, armed with intent commit indictable offence, and custody of knife in a public place.

He has been refused bail to appear at Newtown Local Court tomorrow (Monday 4 November 2019).

The female senior constable suffered bruising and scratches during the incident but did not require medical treatment.

Inquiries are continuing.

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.

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