Two officers assaulted; man and woman charged at Dubbo

A man and woman have been charged over the alleged assault of two police officers in the state’s Central West overnight.

About 12am (Thursday 18 June 2020), officers attached to Orana Mid-Western Police District were called to a home on Palmer Street, Dubbo, after reports of a domestic altercation.

On arrival, officers ran to assist a woman who was in a struggle with a man outside the home.

Police will allege as the officers attempted to arrest the man, he struggled with them before threatening and punching a leading senior constable in the head.

The woman then allegedly punched both officers in the head before fleeing.

Further police attended and the man was arrested and taken to Dubbo Police Station.

During a search of the neighbourhood, the woman was found hiding in a nearby yard.

It’s alleged she jumped a fence to escape arrest, before striking an officer on the hand with a large tool.

She was subdued with OC spray before being arrested and taken to Dubbo Police Station.

The 22-year-old man was charged with assault officer in execution of duty, resist officer in execution of duty, and two counts of harass police officer in execution of duty without actual bodily harm.

The 22-year-old woman was charged with two counts of assault officer in execution of duty, resist officer in execution of duty, enter inclosed land not prescribed premises without lawful excuse, use offensive weapon to prevent lawful detention, and assault police officer in execution of duty cause actual bodily harm.

The man was refused bail to appear at Dubbo Local Court today (Thursday 18 June 2020).

The woman was given conditional bail to appear at Dubbo Local Court on Wednesday 26 August 2020.

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