A man has been charged with allegedly headbutting and spitting on Police after being ordered off a beach in Sydney’s eastern suburbs.
The man and woman were at Maroubra beach on Monday morning with lifeguards forced to remind them that the beach was off-limits.
The pair allegedly hurled abuse at the lifeguards who then called Police.
The man and woman were spotted a short time later on Mons Avenue where officers tried to arrest the man.
He allegedly headbutted and spat on a female sergeant, leaving her with a cut lip and swelling to her head.
Other Police rushed to the scene, arresting both the man and woman after a short struggle.
The 29-year-old man was charged with assault police occasioning actual bodily harm, resist arrest, offensive behaviour and fail to comply with terms of notice erected by council.
He was due in court on Tuesday.
The 19-year-old woman was issued with an infringement notice for offensive behaviour and fail to comply with terms of notice erected by council.
Police Minister David Elliott has slammed the behaviour of some people towards Police.
“I’ve had a gutful of people abusing, harassing and assaulting our hardworking police officers who put their own safety on the line every day to protect the very people who attack them,” Minister Elliott said.
“If you choose to ignore a direction from police – one that is in place to save lives – then you can expect to be issued with a hefty fine or jail time.”