Police charge teen after search warrant at Gunnedah

A boy will face court today after assaulting police following a search warrant in the state’s north.

About 7.20pm yesterday (Wednesday 15 February 2024), officers attached to Oxley Police District executed a search warrant at a home in Gunnedah, and seized cannabis and weapons.

A 15-year-old boy pushed a police officer into a wall before fleeing into a nearby room, after a struggle with the boy, he punched another officer in the face before he was arrested and taken to Gunnedah Police Station.

Police stopped the vehicle on route to check the boy’s welfare when he escaped and ran from police.

Following a short foot pursuit, the boy was arrested and taken back to the police truck when he bit a police officer on the arm.

He was charged with possess prohibited drug, two counts of assault police officer in execution of duty without actual bodily harm, assault police officer in execution of duty cause actual bodily harm, hinder or resist police officer in the execution of duty, prisoner escape from lawful custody, and breach of bail.

The boy was refused bail to appear at a children’s court today (Thursday 15 February 2024).

The two police officers sustained minor injuries.

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