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Officer bitten; man charged - Pyrmont

Saturday, 01 January 2022 01:16:59 PM

A man will appear in court today charged after allegedly biting a police officer while being arrested in Sydney’s CBD overnight.

About 10.30pm (Friday 31 December 2021), officers attached to New Years Eve 2021 operation were patrolling Pyrmont Bridge when they were approached by members of the public raising concern for the welfare of a man.

Officers approached the man - who appeared to be intoxicated - and while speaking with him, he continued to shout at people in the area.

The man was issued a move on direction which he failed to comply with and allegedly became verbally aggressive towards police.

The 30-year-old man was arrested, and while being detained, started kicking out at police, refusing to stand.

He was eventually subdued, and while being placed in the rear of the police truck allegedly bit the forearm of an officer. The injured officer attended Sydney Hospital for treatment.

The man was taken to Surry Hills Police Station and charged with assault police officer in execution of duty cause actual bodily harm (x2), wound police officer executing duty reckless as to actual bodily harm, assault police officer in execution of duty (x5), resist or hinder police officer in the execution of duty and continue intoxicated behaviour after move-on direction.

The Auburn man has been refused bail to appear at Parramatta Bail Court today (Saturday 1 January 2022).