Police lay charges after two police officers assaulted – Hunter Region

A man will appear in court today charged after allegedly assaulting two police officers in the Hunter Valley region overnight.

About 8.30pm (Friday 3 April 2020), officers from Hunter Valley Police District stopped a Ford Laser sedan on Heddon Street, Kurri Kurri, and spoke with the driver, a 38-year-old man.

The driver allegedly resisted officers while they conducted a search. As he was being arrested, the man allegedly punched a senior constable in the head before OC spray was deployed.

The man allegedly fled the area and, following a short foot pursuit, he was arrested again.

Police will allege in court that during this arrest, the man punched a second female senior constable in the head.

He was taken to Cessnock Police Station, where he was charged with two counts of resist or hinder police officer in the execution of duty, and three counts of assault police officer in execution of duty.

The Waratah man has been refused bail to appear at Newcastle Local Court today (Saturday 4 April 2020).

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