Man in court after police officer bitten - Northern Beaches

Sunday, 15 January 2023 12:07:38 AM

A man will face court today charged over allegedly assaulting a police officer on the Northern Beaches.

About 9.30am yesterday (Saturday 14 January 2023), officers from Northern Beaches Police Area Command were called to a store in Sydney Road, Manly, following reports of stealing.

Police will allege a man had entered the store, picked up a lighter and lit the flame to intimidate a staff member before he stole a nitrous gas cylinder.

A 31-year-old man was arrested near the store a short time later. During his arrest, the man allegedly bit and assaulted a male constable.

The constable attended Northern Beaches Hospital for treatment for minor injuries.

The 31-year-old man was taken to Manly Police Station, where he was charged with assault police officer in execution of duty cause actual bodily harm, larceny, attempt stalk/intimidate intend fear of harm (personal), hinder or resist police officer in the execution of duty, and breach of bail.

The Wollongong man was refused bail to appear at Parramatta Local Court today (Sunday 15 January 2023).