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Man charged after officers allegedly assaulted - South Coast PD

Wednesday, 18 January 2023 09:05:15 AM

A man has been charged after two police officers were allegedly assaulted on the state’s South Coast yesterday.

About 4.45pm (Tuesday 17 January 2023), a female senior constable was leaving Nowra Police Station after completing her shift, when she was approached by an unknown man and followed to her vehicle.

As the officer was returning to the station, the man allegedly became verbally abusive and a male detective senior constable – also walking to his vehicle – intervened.

Police will allege when the man was asked to leave, he became physically aggressive, and assaulted both officers while being restrained.

The 20-year-old man was arrested and taken into Nowra Police Station where he was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics for minor injuries to his knuckles, before he was charged with two counts of intimidate police officer in execution of duty without actual bodily harm, and two counts of assault police officer in execution of duty cause actual bodily harm.

He was refused bail to appear in Nowra Local Court today (Wednesday 18 January 2023).

The officers sustained minor injuries and did not require medical treatment.