A snap at­tack as biters go for po­lice

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - NEWS -

PO­LICE had to bat­tle biters in two sep­a­rate in­ci­dents.

The worst saw a dozen paramedics and po­lice forced to hold down an as­sault vic­tim af­ter he woke up dur­ing treat­ment and tried to at­tack them.

The 28-year-old, who was knocked un­con­scious out­side the Rose And Crown Ho­tel in Par­ra­matta about 11.15pm on Fri­day, be­came ag­gres­sive af­ter he re­gained con­scious­ness.

He be­gan swear­ing and at­tempt­ing to hit and bite of­fi­cers and paramedics out­side the ho­tel on Vic­to­ria Rd.

He was taken to West­mead Hos­pi­tal for treat­ment.

Later, po­lice were forced to use capsicum spray to stop a woman bit­ing the arm of an of­fi­cer.

Two po­lice had at­tempted to ar­rest a 32-year-old Cen­tral Coast woman af­ter she al­legedly hit a parked car be­fore flee­ing the scene.

It was dur­ing the ar­rest that the woman al­legedly bit the of­fi­cer’s right fore­arm. The of­fi­cer was taken to Wy­ong Hos­pi­tal where he has had a tetanus shot and an­tibi­otic treat­ment. He is un­der­go­ing tests as a pre­cau­tion.

The woman was charged and will ap­pear in Wy­ong Court on March 7.

Po­lice and paramedics try to con­trol the biter.

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