Police charge man with damaging police vehicle at Newcastle

A man has been charged with damaging a police vehicle after he allegedly kicked the door during an incident where officers were threatened with a knife earlier this week.

Two men, aged 28 and 35, where charged after allegedly threatening officers with a knife during a brawl in Hamilton South about 2.10pm on Tuesday 23 June 2020.

During the brawl, officers will allege in court that a 22-year-old man damaged the police vehicle then ran from the scene.

Investigations led police to arrest the man in Hamilton South, while they were conducting pro-active patrols of the area.

He was taken to Newcastle Police Station where he was charged with possess prohibited drug, malicious damage, and affray.

He was refused bail and appeared in Newcastle Local Court today (Thursday 25 June 2020).

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