Man charged with assaulting police in Gosford

A 47-year-old has been charged following an assault on police officers at Gosford on Wednesday, March 3.

Officers from Brisbane Water Police District were called to John Whiteway Dr, Gosford, at about 2.30am following reports of a man lying in the middle of road.

Police say the man was highly intoxicated and subsequent checks revealed the man was wanted in relation to a previous alleged serious domestic violence assault and intimidation of police which occurred in the Tuggerah Lakes Police District.

When police attempted to arrest the Berkeley Vale man, they allege he became violent, resisting and assaulting police.

Police say they deployed OS spray with minimal effect.

More police arrived on the scene and the man was eventually restrained and conveyed to Gosford Police Station and then on to Gosford Hospital for a mental health assessment.

Afterwards, the man was taken back to Gosford Police Station where he was charged on one count of assault actual bodily harm (domestic violence); two counts of assault police, two counts of resist police and one count of intimidate police.

The man was refused bail until he faced Gosford Local Court on March 3 when he was granted conditional bail to appear in Wyong Local Court on Thursday, March 11.

Both police officers were treated at Gosford Hospital and released.

A leading senior constable received facial bruising and soft tissue injuries to his shoulder.

A probationary constable had bruising around his right eye and soft tissue damage to his knee.

Media release, Mar 4
Brisbane Water Police District