Woman under police guard after officer assaulted – Matraville

A woman remains under police guard in hospital after allegedly assaulting a police officer following a domestic violence-related incident in Sydney’s east yesterday.

About 10.30pm (Wednesday 25 December 2019), officers from Eastern Beaches Police Area Command attended a home on Pozieres Avenue, Matraville, following reports a 46-year-old woman had threatened a 24-year-old man with a knife.

The man – who is known to the woman – was not physically injured during the incident.

When officers arrested the woman, she allegedly bit the arm of a male senior constable.

The woman continued to bite the officer as she was taken to a caged truck parked outside the home. The pair sustained injuries after falling through a boundary gate as the officer tried to remove the woman from his arm.

The woman was taken to Maroubra Police Station before being taken to Prince of Wales Hospital for treatment to a cut to her face.

She remains in hospital under police guard and is expected to be released and charged in relation to the incident later today.

The officer sustained soft tissue injuries to his arm and was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being taken to Prince of Wales Hospital. He has since been released.

Inquiries into the incident are continuing.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

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