Police allegedly assaulted; man charged

A man appeared in court today after allegedly assaulting police and resisting arrest on the state’s Central Coast.

About 10.50am yesterday (Monday 26 august 2019), police were called to Gosford Railway Station following reports a man was threatening staff, before he allegedly kicked and punched a black 4WD parked nearby, causing the side mirror to break.

Officers from Brisbane Water Police Transport Command attended and searched the man, locating a gold chain, suspected of being stolen.

While arresting the man, police will allege he became aggressive and assaulted the officers.

The 36-year-old was taken to Gosford Police Station, where he was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics for minor abrasions, before being taken to Gosford Hospital for assessment.

Upon release, while he was being walked back to the police vehicle, it will be alleged he began assaulting the two officers again, biting a male senior constable on the hand.

OC spray was deployed, and the man was placed inside the vehicle and taken back to Gosford Police Station.

He was charged with possess prescribed restricted substance, breach of bail, behave in offensive manner in/near public place, destroy or damage property, goods in personal custody suspected being stolen, resist officer in execution of duty and assault police officer in execution of duty.

The man was refused bail to appear before Gosford Local Court today (Tuesday 27 August 2019), where he was granted strict conditional bail to appear before the same court on Thursday 5 September 2019.

The two male senior constables sustained minor bruising and soreness from the incidents.