Two officers injured during arrest at Gosford

A man and woman have been charged and two officers injured during an arrest at Gosford today.

Just before 8am (Tuesday 18 February 2020), officers from Brisbane Water Police District attended a home on Whiteway Drive, Gosford, to speak to a female occupant about a previous domestic-related incident.

While at the home, a man began yelling at police and became increasingly aggressive.

After stepping outside with the woman, officers retreated after being confronted by the man at the front door, armed with a knife.

Shortly after, the man re-opened the door and approached the officers who deployed OC spray.

During a subsequent struggle, the man allegedly hit and kicked the officers a number of times before he was able to be handcuffed and subdued.

Further police attended to assist, and the 44-year-old woman and 41-year-old man were arrested.

A female senior constable suffered a fractured wrist and a male constable suffered facial bruising and swelling. Both were taken to Gosford Hospital for further treatment and have since been discharged.

The couple were taken to Gosford Police Station.

She was charged with use carriage service to menace/harass/offend and granted conditional bail to appear at Gosford Local Court on Tuesday 25 February 2020.

He was charged with wilfully obstruct officer in execution of duty, armed with intent to commit indictable offence, cause grievous bodily harm to police officer on duty reckless as to actual bodily harm, assault police officer in execution of duty cause actual bodily harm, two counts of assault officer in execution of duty two counts of resist or hinder police officer in the execution of duty, and two counts of intimidate police officer in execution of duty.

The man was refused bail to appear at Gosford Local Court tomorrow (Wednesday 19 February 2020).

/Public Release. View in full here.