Officer allegedly assaulted while at a domestic dispute
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.