9 March 2021

Batlow man accused of biting and punching a police officer

| Hannah Sparks
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A Batlow man has been arrested following an alleged assault on the weekend. Photo: File.

A 21-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly assaulting a police officer at a house in Batlow over the weekend.

The male senior constable was called to the house around 2:30 pm on Saturday 6 March.

However, as he was leaving the house, the 21-year-old man allegedly hit the officer in the head with an unknown object and punched him several times before biting him on the forearm.

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A member of the public stopped to provide assistance to the officer who was later taken to Wagga Wagga Base Hospital with a broken wrist and lacerations.

Following inquiries, the 21-year-old man was arrested in Batlow on Monday 8 March and taken to Tumbarumba Police Station.

He was charged with assaulting a police officer in the execution of their duty, causing actual bodily harm and was granted conditional bail to appear in Tumbarumba Local Court on Thursday 6 May.

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