Wanted man charged at Kurri Kurri

A man wanted on three outstanding warrants has been charged in the state’s Hunter Region.

About 4pm yesterday (Saturday 23 May 2020), officers attached to Hunter Valley Police District’s Target Action Group attended a home on Edward Street, Kurri Kurri, after receiving information about a man wanted on outstanding warrants.

Upon arrival, officers spoke to an occupant, before they noticed a man running from the backyard of the house.

Following a foot pursuit, police arrested the 25-year-old man.

During the arrest, it’s alleged the man assaulted a male senior constable who sustained a knee injury.

The man was taken to Maitland Hospital under police guard for treatment of minor injuries.

Upon release from hospital, he was taken to Cessnock Police Station and charged with resist officer in execution of duty (x2), assault police officer in execution of duty (x2), enter enclosed lands (x2) and malicious damage

The man was also charged with three outstanding warrants relating to traffic, weapons, firearms and assault offences.

The Kurri Kurri man was refused bail to appear at Newcastle Bail Court today (Sunday 24 May 2020).

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