Teenager arrested after police officer assaulted in Bankstown

A teenager will appear at court tomorrow charged in relation to an alleged stolen car and the assault of a police officer in Sydney’s south-west, NSW Police say.

Early today, police attached to the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command were called to Bankstown following reports a stolen car was being driven erratically and had collided with a number of other vehicles.

About 7.30am, officers located the car in Melanie Street but the driver exited the car and fled on foot.

Police chased after the driver with a leading senior constable confronting him nearby. The officer was allegedly assaulted before the driver fled again but was arrested nearby by another officer.

The 17-year-old boy was taken to Bankstown Police Station where he was charged with assault police, resist officer, drive conveyance without consent of owner, resident three months not obtain driver licence, and breach of bail.

He was refused bail to appear at a children’s court tomorrow.

The leading senior constable attended Bankstown hospital suffering facial injuries but has since been released.

Inquiries by police into the incident are continuing.

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