Man charged after two police officers assaulted – Sanctuary Point

Two officers have been injured and a man charged near Nowra overnight.

Officers attached to South Coast Police District were called to Clifton Street at Sanctuary Point about 7.15pm (Sunday 16 June 2024), responding to reports a man was throwing rocks at neighbouring homes.

Police will allege the 39-year-old man struggled with the officers, punching both in the face before retreating inside his home.

Additional police were called to the scene as the man began smashing his own windows.

A short time later, the man walked from the premises and allegedly threatened a third officer, who deployed a Taser to effect his arrest.

The man was checked at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics – who he allegedly spat on – before being taken to Shoalhaven Hospital for treatment of cuts to his hands.

One officer was taken to the same hospital where she was treated for a back injury as well as swelling and bruising. She has since been discharged.

The second officer suffered facial swelling and bruising but remained on duty.

Upon the man’s release from hospital, he was taken to Nowra Police Station where he was charged with three counts assault police officer in execution of duty cause actual bodily harm, two counts assault frontline emergency worker – no actual bodily harm, hinder or resist police officer in the execution of duty, stalk/intimidate intend fear physical harm and two counts destroy or damage property.

He was refused bail to appear before Nowra Local Court today (Monday 17 June 2024).

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