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Man arrested after police dog assaulted - North Coast

Wednesday, 28 June 2017 09:40:50 AM

A man has been arrested after allegedly assaulting a police dog on the state’s North Coast yesterday.

Just after 11am yesterday (Tuesday 27 June 2017), police will allege the 27-year-old man was driving a car with no registration plates on Kyogle Road, Byangum.

He was ordered to pull over but the man allegedly fled the vehicle on foot through bushes and scrub towards the Tweed River.

With the assistance of Queensland PolAir and a NSW Police dog, a perimeter was set up near Old Lismore Road to locate the man.

He allegedly assaulted the police dog. The dog is showing no signs of injury at this stage.

The man was arrested and taken to Tweed Heads Hospital to undergo surgery today (Wednesday 28 June 2017).

Inquiries are continuing.