Officer assaulted during arrest – Windale

A senior constable has been assaulted during an arrest in Lake Macquarie.

About 7pm last night (Sunday 21 February 2021), officers from Lake Macquarie Police District were called to a home on Wakool Street, Windale, after reports of a domestic incident.

Upon arrival, police attempted to arrest a 25-year-old man before he allegedly punched a male senior constable to the right side of the face.

The man continued to resist arrest before additional police apprehended him and arrested him.

It’s further alleged as he was being placed in the police vehicle, the man spat at an acting sergeant and continued to resist arrest.

He was taken to Belmont Police Station and charged with five offences including two counts of assault police, and one count each of resist arrest, destroy/damage property and stalk/intimidate intend fear physical harm (DV).

He was refused bail to appear at Belmont Local Court today (Monday 22 February 2021).

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