Man charged after allegedly assaulting officers – Lake Macquarie

A man will face court today charged after allegedly assaulting two police officers in the Lake Macquarie district yesterday.

About 11.40pm on Monday (21 September 2020), officers from Lake Macquarie Police District were called to a hotel on Pacific Highway, Charlestown following reports a man was acting aggressively.

Officers spoke to the 35-year-old man before he allegedly became confrontational towards the police officers.

It is alleged the man punched and kicked the two constables several times while they were attempting to arrest him.

During the altercation, officers deployed OC spray and a taser, however the man was unable to be restrained.

Further police arrived and the man was detained after threatening to stab officers with a syringe. He was taken John Hunter Hospital for treatment, before being transferred to Belmont Police Station.

The two officers were treated by NSW Ambulance Paramedics before being taken to John Hunter Hospital for treatment. Both officers sustained injures to the face, one requiring sutures.

The Carrington man was charged with assault officer in execution of duty cause actual bodily harm (x2), resist officer in execution of duty (x2), and use offensive weapon to prevent lawful detention.

He was refused bail and appeared at Newcastle Local Court today, (Tuesday 22 September 2020), where he was again refused bail to appear at Belmont Local Court on Wednesday 30 September 2020.

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