Two men have been charged after a police officer was injured during an arrest at Otford last night.
Police stopped a vehicle on Lady Wakehurst Road and say checks revealed the twenty nine year old driver was disqualified from driving and had allegedly breached bail conditions.
During the attempted arrest it’s alleged he resisted officers before assaulting a male senior constable.
Police say the passenger, a 31-year-old man, repeatedly attempted to hinder police.
Both were subdued and arrested before being taken to Wollongong Police Station.
The 29-year-old South Hurstville man has been charged with a string of offences, including assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest.
The passenger has also been charged.
The officer was taken to Wollongong Hospital suffering injuries to his face and hand.
Wollongong Police District Commander, Superintendent Chris Craner says the incident shows the dangers facing our police officers.
“Our local police put themselves in harm’s way on a daily basis in an effort to prevent, disrupt and respond to crime in the Illawarra region,” Supt Craner said. “Incidents like this highlight the very real risks they face.”