Police officer injured, man charged at St George

A man will appear in court today after a police officer was injured after responding to a concern for welfare at Brighton-Le-Sands yesterday.

Just after midday (Sunday 28 April 2019), officers attached to St George Police Area Command, attended a unit in Queens Street regarding a concern for welfare of a male occupant.

As police arrived the man became agitated and became aggressive, charging at one of the officers.

The officers were able to deploy a taser and OC spray; however, the man forced a female officer to the ground and allegedly violently assaulted her – scratching and biting her head and pulling out hair.

The man was again tasered and additional officers were able to subdue and restrain him.

The constable was taken to St George Hospital and treated for facial injuries. She has since been released.

The 48-year-old man was taken to St George Hospital under police guard for assessment before being taken to St George Police Station.

He has been charged with assault police officer in execution of duty cause actual bodily harm, assault officer in execution of duty, and resist officer in execution of duty.

The man has been refused bail to appear at Sutherland Local Court today (Monday 29 April 2019).

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