Police charge man after assaulting police in Strathfield

A man has been charged after allegedly assaulting police in Sydney’s south-west last night.

About 7.30pm (Wednesday 5 June 2019), officers attached to Auburn Police Area Command attended a home on High Street, Strathfield, to speak with a man wanted on outstanding warrants.

The female Leading Senior Constable and male Constable entered the home and spoke with a 35-year-old man who became aggressive and non-compliant, and after a short struggle with police, he was arrested.

Once outside the home, the man became aggressive and allegedly assaulted the officers, biting the female Leading Senior Constable and injuring the male Constable’s hand by twisting his handcuffs.

He was restrained and taken to Burwood Police Station.

The male officer was taken to Auburn Hospital to be treated for hand injuries, and the female officer was uninjured.

The 35-year-old Strathfield man was charged with resist officer in execution of duty, assault police officer in execution of duty cause actual bodily harm, and assault officer in execution of duty.

He was refused bail to appear at Burwood Local Court today (Thursday 6 June 2019).

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