Man charged over assault of police, security at emergency department

Police have charged a man following an investigation into the assault of two security guards and a police officer in the emergency department of a hospital in the Hunter region at the weekend.

About 8pm on Friday 2 August 2019, a 42-year-old man was admitted to the emergency department.

About 11pm the man allegedly started to become agitated and aggressive and has attempted to leave.

Three security guards attempted to restrain the patient resulting in two of the guards being assaulted.

Officers from Port Stephens–Hunter Police District were called to assist and, in an attempt to restrain the patient one male officer was allegedly assaulted.

The patient was eventually subdued and admitted for treatment.

Upon his release from hospital he attended Maitland Police Station where he was served a Court Attendance Notice for assault occasioning actual bodily harm, common assault, and assault police officer in the execution of his duty.

He was given bail and will appear in Maitland Local Court on Wednesday 14 August 2019.