Police charge two men after assaulting police and resisting arrest at Toongabbie

Two men have been charged after allegedly assaulting police while resisting arrest in Sydney’s west on Sunday.

About 2:00am (Sunday 5 May 2019), officers attached to Cumberland Police Area Command attended Toongabbie Train Station in relation to a concern for the welfare of a woman.

On arrival, Police saw two men aggressively approach a man and a woman and intervened.

A 26-year-old man, with an apparent cut to his face, is alleged to have pushed a female police officer in the chest.

In attempting to arrest the man who pushed her, the officer was then allegedly grabbed by a 28 year-old-man from behind, before she was assaulted again by the first man.

A second police officer came to the aid of his colleague forcing the two men to release their grip, before OC spray was deployed.

The 28-year-old man attempted to flee the scene but was detained following a short pursuit. Assisted by officers attached to the Parramatta Police Area Command both men were placed under arrest.

The 26-year-old man was escorted to Westmead Hospital by police to be treated for a laceration to his head.

Both men were later taken to Granville Police Station and charged. The 28-year-old-man was charged with two counts of assault police officer in the execution of duty. The 26-year-old is facing the same charges plus another for resist officer in execution of duty.

They were granted conditional bail and will appear in Parramatta Local Court on Wednesday 15 May 2019.

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