Police Arrest Teen After Officers Assaulted At Armidale

A teen will face court charged after breaching bail and injuring two officers in the state’s Northern Tablelands yesterday.

About 4.35am (Wednesday 15 May 2024), police were called to the intersection of Greaves Close and Kentucky Street, Armidale, following reports a person broke into a vehicle.

Upon arrival, police located and attempted to arrest a teenage boy. During the arrest, he allegedly resisted, punching, and choking an officer and pushing another.

The 17-year-old boy was taken to Armidale Police Station and charged with:

  • Possess housebreaking implements
  • Hinder or resist police officer in the execution of duty (x2)
  • Assault police officer in execution of duty without actual bodily harm
  • Assault police officer in execution of duty cause actual bodily harm
  • Goods in personal custody suspected being stolen
  • Larceny, and
  • Breach of bail.

A senior constable was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics at the police station for injuries sustained during the arrest.

He was refused bail and appeared at a children’s court yesterday (Wednesday 15 May 2024), where he was formally refused bail to appear at another children’s court on Thursday 23 May 2024.

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