Deniliquin Pastoral Times

Assault police charge


A 32 year-old Deniliquin man has been charged with assaulting a police officer after allegedly elbowing a female constable in the head during his arrest.

He was also charged with possession of cannabis, after police claim to have found a small amount of the drug on him during a search.

Police said the man approached them while they were responding to a separate matter in west Deniliquin about 10pm Wednesday.

Police claim he was clearly affected by alcohol and had a graze on his knee, and allegedly started to verbally abuse officers.

He was detained due to his level of intoxicati­on, and taken to Deniliquin Police Station ‘‘for his own safety’’.

While being escorted by police, the man allegedly swung his arm and hit the constable in the forehead with his elbow.

He was released from custody once sober, to appear in court at a later date.

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