An inquiry about a domestic related incident turns violent

A man and woman have been charged and two officers injured during an arrest at Gosford.

Just before 8am on Tuesday, February 18, officers from Brisbane Water Police District attended a home on Whiteway Dve, Gosford, to speak to a female occupant about a previous domestic related incident.
While at the home, a man began yelling at police and became increasingly aggressive.

After stepping outside with the woman, officers retreated after being confronted by the man, who was armed with a knife.
Shortly after, the man approached the officers who deployed OC spray.
During a subsequent struggle, the man allegedly hit and kicked the officers several times before he was able to be handcuffed and subdued.
Further police attended to assist, and the 44-year-old woman and 41-year-old man were arrested.

A female senior constable suffered a fractured wrist and a male constable suffered facial bruising and swelling.
Both were taken to Gosford Hospital for further treatment and have since been discharged.
The couple were taken to Gosford Police Station.
She was charged with use carriage service to menace/harass/offend and granted conditional bail to appear at Gosford Local Court on Tuesday, February 25.

He was charged with wilfully obstruct officer in execution of duty, armed with intent to commit indictable offence, cause grievous bodily harm to police officer on duty reckless as to actual bodily harm, assault police officer in execution of duty cause actual bodily harm, two counts of assault officer in execution of duty, two counts of resist or hinder police officer in the execution of duty, and two counts of intimidate police officer in execution of duty.

The man was refused bail to appear at Gosford Local Court on Wednesday, February 19.

Media release, Feb 19
NSW Police Media