Two men arrested after assaulting police in Hindley Street, SA

Two men will face court on several charges after they allegedly repeatedly punched two police officers in Hindley Street overnight, according to SA Police.

Just before 1am on Saturday 8 April, police were called to a take-away restaurant in Hindley Street near Bank Street in the city, after a male had allegedly thrown a drink at staff.

A solo uniformed officer was the first to arrive and was speaking to the male involved, when a second man who was with the male, intervened hindering the officer.

The solo officer was then grabbed in a headlock and allegedly assaulted by the two men punching him several times.

Several other patrols soon arrived to assist in the incident, with a female officer also allegedly punched multiple times knocking her to the ground.

The two men were eventually subdued and arrested.

An 18-year-old man from Adelaide was charged with disorderly behaviour, aggravated assault police and resist arrest.

While a 19-year-old man from Hope Valley was charged with hindering police, aggravated assault police and resist arrest.

Both men have been bailed to appear in court at a later date.

The female officer was treated at the Wakefield Hospital and later discharged with minor injuries. The solo male officer received cuts and abrasions which didn’t require medical treatment.

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