POLICE | Sergeant punched in face, senior constable elbowed in ribs at Liverpool pub

Generic image. Picture: NSW Police
Generic image. Picture: NSW Police

A man was due in court yesterday after allegedly assaulting police at a Liverpool hotel very early that morning.

About 2.30am yesterday morning, police were called to a licensed premises on the Hume Highway, following reports two men were acting aggressively and refusing to leave.

When officers arrived, a man, 25, complied with their request to leave but the other man, 26, did not.

It's alleged that when police moved to arrest him, he resisted and assaulted them, punching a male sergeant in the face and elbowing a male senior constable in the ribs.

The man also tried to bite the sergeant's leg.

The officers used tasers and OC spray to subdue him.

It's alleged that as this unfolded the younger man returned to the scene and had to be restrained by police.

Both men were taken to Liverpool police station where the older man was charged with assaulting an officer on duty causing physical harm, assaulting an officer on duty, resisting police and refusing to leave the premises when asked.

The younger man was charged with refusing to leave the premises when asked and resisting an officer on duty.

The older man was refused bail to be in Liverpool court yesterday. The other man was given conditional bail to be in the same court on May 29.

The sergeant had bruising and swelling to the face and hand as a result of the incident.

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