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Teen charged after police officer injured - Marsfield

Tuesday, 04 July 2017 06:20:16 PM

A teenager has been charged after an officer was injured in Marsfield yesterday,

About 10pm (Monday 3 July 2017), a Dog Unit officer was patrolling the vicinity of Balaclava Road and Epping Road when he came across a person acting suspiciously.

The officer stopped his vehicle on Epping Road and approached the teen who allegedly became aggressive.

As a result, the officer attempted to arrest the 16-year-old male with the assistance of two officers from Ryde Local Area Command who were patrolling nearby.

During the arrest police will allege the teen kicked one of the Ryde officers in the face causing him to fall and hit his head on the road.

The constable suffered serious head injuries and was taken to Royal North Shore Hospital where he remains in a serious condition.

The teenager was taken to hospital for assessment before being taken to Ryde Police Station where he was charged with cause grievous bodily harm to police officer on duty, assault officer in execution of duty, affray, resist officer in execution of duty, two counts of common assault, and use offensive language in/near public place.

Police will allege the teen allegedly assaulted two security guards at a nearby shopping centre prior to being spoken to by police.

He was refused bail to appear at a children’s court tomorrow (Wednesday 5 July 2017).