POLICE | Constable has surgery in Liverpool hospital after being wounded during arrest

Liverpool hospital. Generic image. Picture: SWLHD
Liverpool hospital. Generic image. Picture: SWLHD

A police officer was injured yesterday during the arrest of a man over an alleged detainment at Chester Hill.

He had to be taken to Liverpool hospital for surgery.

About 2am on Thursday, November 7, Bankstown police officers were called to a property at Chester Hill, following reports a woman, 25, was being held against her will.

On arrival, a man, 29, allegedly charged at officers and struggled as they tried to arrest him.

It's alleged a male constable suffered a deep cut to his right forearm when he was pushed into a porcelain sink, causing it to break.

The injured officer along with a female leading senior constable then chased the man and there was a brief struggle resulting in the man's eventual arrest.

He was taken to Bankstown police station where he was charged with seven offences, including:

  • recklessly wounding a police officer doing his duty and causing physical harm;
  • assaulting a police officer doing his duty and causing physical harm;
  • resisting a police officer doing his duty (x 2);
  • taking a person and intending to commit a serious indictable offence;
  • assault causing physical harm; and
  • choking a person.

He was refused bail to be in Bankstown court yesterday.

The constable was taken to Liverpool hospital in a stable condition for surgery.

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