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Tuesday, April 23, 2024

54-year-old charged over police assault

A 54-year-old man will face court today charged after allegedly assaulting three police officers in Sydney’s east.

Police say that at about 8.45pm on Friday, officers from Eastern Beaches Police Area Command were patrolling the Randwick area when they saw a man shaking the fence of a school on Avoca Street.

Officers stopped and spoke to the 54-year-old man before he was arrested for breaching his bail conditions. 

During the arrest, it’s alleged the man punched two officers in the face and body.

The officers retreated before the man ran at them and a taser was deployed.

A female sergeant to came to assist was allegedly repeatedly punched in the face during the incident.

She suffered facial bruising and swelling, while the other officers sustained minor injuries. 

Further police arrived and the man was detained and taken to Maroubra Police Station before being transferred to Prince of Wales Hospital under police guard for treatment.

Yesterday the man was charged with assault officer in execution of duty cause actual bodily harm, two counts of assault officer in execution of duty, resist officer in execution of duty, destroy or damage property, and breach of bail. 

The Randwick man was refused bail to appear at Parramatta Bail Court via bedside hearing today.

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