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Man charged after allegedly assaulting three police officers at Bankstown

Monday, 13 September 2021 05:03:49 PM

A man has been charged over the alleged assault of three officers from the Police Transport Command in Sydney’s south-west.

About 11.50am today (Monday 13 September 2021), officers from Bankstown Police Transport Command were conducting proactive patrols of the local area, when they attempted to speak with a man standing in the middle of Jacob Street Terrace.

The two female senior constables instructed the man to move off the road, before he allegedly became physically aggressive toward them.

The man allegedly punched and kicked both officers, who used OC spray in an attempt to subdue him, before he ran from the area and boarded a train.

Further police and paramedics attended the scene and provided medical treatment to the officers – aged 30 and 32 – who both sustained injuries during the incident.

Following inquiries, officers from Bankstown Highway Patrol arrested the 43-year-old man a short time later at home at Yagoona.

He was taken to Bankstown Police Station, where he allegedly assaulted a third officer – a 32-year-old male senior constable – while in custody.

The Yagoona man was subsequently charged with three counts of assault police officer in execution of duty cause actual bodily harm, resist or hinder police officer in the execution of duty, not comply with noticed direction re s 7/8/9 - COVID-19 and travel or attempt travel without valid ticket.

He was refused bail to appear at Bankstown Local Court tomorrow (Tuesday 14 September 2021).

The three police officers were all taken to Bankstown Hospital for treatment and have since been released.