Officers spat on, punched and kicked in Whitebridge

A man and a woman have been charged after they allegedly assaulted and spat on several officers during an incident at Lake Macquarie yesterday.

About 2.10pm yesterday (Tuesday 1 September 2020), officers attached to the Northern Region Domestic Violence High Risk Offender Team and Operation Utah attended a home at Whitebridge to speak with a 29-year-old-man, who was wanted on outstanding warrants.

Police located the man on the footpath and arrested him, allegedly locating a home-made baton concealed in his pants.

A short time later, a 27-year-old woman approached officers, who directed her to move on.

She refused to comply, before allegedly punching a male senior constable in the face. When a male constable came to his colleague’s aid, the woman allegedly struck that officer in the head.

The woman allegedly continued to resist arrest, spitting in the face of a second male senior constable before kicking the male constable in the legs.

Both the man and woman were eventually restrained and taken to Belmont Police Station.

The man was charged with three outstanding warrants, as well as possess offensive implement, resist officer in execution of duty, assault occasioning actual bodily harm (DV) and contravene AVO.

He was refused bail to appear at Belmont Local Court today (Wednesday 2 September 2020).

The woman was charged with carry cutting implement, assault officer in execution of duty, assault officer in execution of duty cause actual bodily harm and resist officer in execution of duty.

She was granted strict conditional bail to appear at Belmont Local Court on Friday 25 September 2020.

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