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Officer assaulted during arrest - Chippendale

Sunday, 04 April 2021 01:56:45 PM

Inquiries are continuing after a police officer required hospital treatment after being assaulted in the City overnight.

About 1.20am (Sunday 4 April 2021), a male sergeant from the Police Transport Command was patrolling Regent Street, Chippendale, after three men were reported to be acting suspiciously.

After speaking with them, the officer found bank cheques and a credit card allegedly in the possession of one man; however, none of these items belonged to any of the men present.

The 25-year-old man was informed he’d be arrested but he allegedly ran from the scene.

After a brief foot pursuit, the sergeant was able to restrain the man where he allegedly resisted violently. During the struggle the sergeant was grabbed on the groin and bitten on the left forearm.

Further police arrived on the scene where the man was arrested and taken to Day Street Police Station.

The sergeant was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being taken to St Vincent’s Hospital. He has since been discharged.

The man has been charged with escape lawful custody, resist officer in execution of duty, assault police officer in execution of duty cause actual bodily harm and goods in personal custody suspected of being stolen. He has been bail refused to appear today (Sunday 4 April 2021) in Parramatta Local Court.

Police are continuing their investigation into the incident and are urging anyone who may have witnessed an incident such as this, to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.