Two Charged for Assaulting Police on Mid North Coast

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Two Charged for Assaulting Police on Mid North Coast

Two men have been charged after a police officer was assaulted at South West Rocks, north of Kempsey.

Officers from Mid North Coast LAC were patrolling Gregory Street, South West Rocks around 9:50pm on Saturday night and conducted a traffic stop.

Several people in another car drove past the officers and swore at them, with the car stopped a short distance away.

As police approached the car, two men exited the car and began to swear at police.

It is alleged one of the men allegedly assaulted a senior constable, before being subdued by officers with the use of O/C Spray, while the other man hindered police during the arrest.

Police arrested two men, aged 35 and 40, who were taken to Kempsey Police Station.

The 35 year old man was charged with assaulting police occasioning actual bodily harm, resist police, malicious damage and offensive language.

He was given strict conditional bail to appear before Kempsey Local Court on Monday 20 February 2017.

The 40 year old man was charged with hindering a police officer and offensive language. He will appear before court at a later date.

The senior constable suffered dental injuries and received ten stitches as a result of the incident.

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