Port Stephens Local Area Command
Seven Arrested After Police Pelted With Bricks And Bottles – Raymond Terrace
Seven people have been arrested after Police were pelted with bricks and bottles in Raymond Terrace this morning.
About 1am, officers from Port Stephens Local Area Command attended Mt. Hall Road after a vehicle was found to have overturned and was blocking the road and leaking fuel.
While Police and NSW Fire Brigade Officers were at the scene, it is alleged a large number of people who had gathered in the front yard of a nearby premises started to hinder the efforts of the Fire Brigade Officers.
Police attempted to intervene, however, it is alleged the crowd became hostile towards police, yelling and swearing at them before pelting the officers and their vehicle with bricks and bottles.
Police called for assistance with further officers coming from Central Hunter and Newcastle Local Area Commands.
Seven people were arrested and taken to Raymond Terrace Police Station where two people were given court attendance notices for the offences of hinder Police and offensive language and infringement notices were issued for the offences of failing to comply with a move on direction and offensive language.
During the incident no Police officers were injured and no Police vehicles were damaged.
Investigations into the matter are continuing.