Police make arrest – Assault – Nightcliff

Northern Territory Police have arrested a 43-year-old male in relation to an alleged assault of a female early yesterday morning.

Multiple reports were made to the Joint Emergency Services Coordination Centre around 12:30am yesterday, with callers stating that a female was being assaulted by a male on Dick Ward Drive in Coconut Grove.

The male in question fled towards Progress Drive and the Dog Operations Unit (DOU) attended the location to search for him, with Patrol Dog Loki tracking him down at a shopping centre in Nightcliff.

The male, reportedly in an agitated state and heavily under the influence of amphetamines, was displaying aggressive and erratic behaviour.

“He was arrested for aggravated assault and became extremely aggressive toward the DOU team,” Senior Sergeant Josh Cunningham said.

“Due to his threatening behaviour, he was held in place with the assistance of Loki and his handler until General Duties members arrived and took him safely into custody.”

Further checks revealed that the male also had an outstanding warrant for failing to appear in court in 2017.

The male was remanded in custody overnight and faced court yesterday in relation to the outstanding warrant. He was sentenced to prison for one month, fully suspended.

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