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Punching on with the cops.

By johnboy 19 July 2011 22

A 27-year-old Chifley man has been arrested after violently assaulting police in Fyshwick overnight.

Around 2am this morning (Tuesday, 19 July), police were conducting a patrol of Fyshwick then they saw a damaged white Mazda 626, stopped, in the middle of Gladstone Street. A man has then attended the vehicle and was spoken to by officers.

Information obtained from the owner of the vehicle indicated that the vehicle was possibly stolen, and the man was taken into custody for questioning.

While officers were conducting a search of the man, he violently grabbed one officer in a headlock and punched him numerous times in the face.

Police were forced to deploy oleoresin capsicum (OC) spray in accordance with AFP guidelines, and the man was arrested for assaulting police.

The officer was conveyed to The Canberra Hospital by ACT Ambulance Service after sustaining a number of facial injuries and a suspected broken hand.

The man was lodged at the ACT Watch House, where police located a quantity of substances, suspected to be methylamphetamine.

He will face the ACT Magistrates Court this morning.

[Couetesy ACT Policing]

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Flatone 11:09 pm 26 Sep 11

I wish the papers would focus on the crap the Police have to deal with. I hope the poor PC gets better quickly!

Spideydog 8:25 pm 22 Jul 11

Sleaz274 said :

“6 month suspended sentence, anger management course. Next!” – Higgins

IMO Stick him on the ground, two in the head. I think this is where I would fail as a police officer.

LOL – I suspect he will get off the charge by claiming he didn’t mean to hit the officer and the prosecution will fail to prove he intended to hit the officer. The officer’s head just got in the way of the offenders flailing fists…….. numerous times !!!!!

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