A police officer has suffered minor injuries while arresting a man in the Lake Macquarie region.
At around 1.40am this morning (Monday 29 April 2019), officers attended a home on Shelley Street, Toronto, following reports of a domestic violence incident.
Police arrested a 22-year-old man at the scene before it’s alleged he broke free and fled on foot.
A male officer then pursued on foot before attempting to restrain him.
The man managed to break free, before returning to the scene a short time later where he was placed under arrest without incident.
During the earlier altercation, the senior constable suffered a laceration to his right forearm.
He was taken to John Hunter Hospital by road ambulance for treatment and has since been released.
The 22-year-old man was charged with breach AVO, use carriage service to menace/harass/offend and resist arrest.
He was refused bail to appear at Toronto Local Court today (Monday 29 April 2019).