Of­fi­cer al­legedly as­saulted while at a do­mes­tic dis­pute

North West Telegraph - - News - Sy­narah Mur­phy

A Hed­land po­lice of­fi­cer was al­legedly as­saulted af­ter re­spond­ing to a do­mes­tic vi­o­lence call in the town’s south last week.

A num­ber of of­fi­cers were called out to a do­mes­tic dis­pute in­volv­ing a South Hed­land cou­ple and were in the process of deal­ing with the in­ci­dent when a man al­legedly be­come hos­tile.

A po­lice of­fi­cer was struck in the face while ar­rest­ing the man, caus­ing him to be taken to South Hed­land Re­gional Hos­pi­tal for med­i­cal treat­ment for a mi­nor fa­cial in­jury.

The man was ar­rested in re­la­tion to the in­ci­dent and is due to ap­pear in court on charges of as­sault­ing an of­fi­cer.

Of­fi­cer Paul Thomas, who was not in­volved in the in­ci­dent, said the in­jury was con­sid­ered non-life-threat­en­ing and in­ves­ti­ga­tions were on­go­ing as the po­lice of­fi­cer con­tin­ued his duty af­ter be­ing re­leased from hos­pi­tal.

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