Two charged after man and off-duty officer assaulted in Macksville

Two men have been arrested after an assault at a licensed premise in the state’s north yesterday, NSW Police say.

About 8.30pm yesterday, two men were at a venue on River Street, Macksville, when they were asked to leave.

Police will allege the men assaulted a 30-year-old male employee.

Another man, an off-duty police officer, intervened and was also allegedly assaulted.

Both the injured men were treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance Paramedics for facial injuries.

Officers from Mid North Coast Local Area Command attended and arrested a 46-year-old man.

During the arrest, it’s alleged the man resisted arrest and damaged a police vehicle.

He was taken to Macksville Police Station and charged with resist officer in execution of duty, excluded person fail to leave premises when required, assault occasioning actual bodily harm in company of other, destroy or damage property, and excluded person re-enter/attempt to re-enter premises.

The second man left the scene and following inquiries, about 8.45pm, police attended a home on Florence Wilmont Drive, Nambucca Heads, and arrested a 26-year-old man.

He was also taken to Macksville Police Station and charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm in company of other (x2), excluded person fail to leave premises when required, and excluded person re-enter/attempt to re-enter premises.

They were both granted conditional bail to appear at Macksville Local Court on Wednesday 15 February 2017.

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