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Man Charged After Officer Allegedly Assaulted – Dubbo

A man will appear in court after allegedly assaulting a male Police officer in the state’s central west last night.

About 7.30pm yesterday (Tuesday 8 December) Dubbo Police saw a man walking along Gowrie Ave in Dubbo, which they identified as being wanted on an outstanding warrant.

Police will allege that when they attempted to arrest the man he ran from them through a number of streets.

A constable and probationary constable chased the man and allegedly located him a short time later under a home in Leavers Street.

As the constable attempted to handcuff the man he allegedly punched, bit and spat in the face of the officer.

The officer subdued the man with the assistance of the probationary constable and the use of capsicum spray.

As a result of the incident the constable sustained numerous wounds including a bleeding wrist, bruising and swelling to his forehead, as well as several abrasions to his arms. The probationary constable also suffered abrasions and scratches on his hands.

Both officers attended Dubbo Hospital for further treatment.

The 41-year-old Dubbo man was arrested and taken to Dubbo Police Station where he was charged with two counts of resist arrest, assault Police, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, and intimidation.

The man was bail refused and will appear at Dubbo Local Court today.

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