Police, paramedics bottled, bitten and spat on in shocking attack

POLICE and paramedics have been bottled, bitten, spat on and threatened with a syringe in a shocking attack in country NSW.

Officers came under attack while conducting a welfare check at a home on McGowan Street in Broken Hill about 5.15pm on Saturday.

It’s alleged a 33-year-old woman lashed out and spat in a female constable’s face as the officer moved in to arrest her.


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The woman then allegedly bit the female officer on the leg before using a syringe to threaten both her and her male colleague.

That’s when a 15-year-old girl allegedly became involved and poured a drink over the officers before throwing the empty bottle at the female constable’s head.

It’s alleged the teen then spat in the face of both the female officer and a male paramedic.

She was arrested and taken to Broken Hill Station where she was charged with two counts of assault officer in execution of duty, assault person aiding officer, and resist officer in execution of duty.

The 15-year-old will appear in a Children’s Court next month while the older woman was remanded in custody overnight and due to appear in Broken Hill Local Court today.

She’s been charged with five counts of assault officer in execution of duty, assault person aiding officer, resist officer in execution of duty, use offensive weapon to prevent arrest, and breach of bail.

The police officers were treated at the scene for minor injuries.

If you have information for Police, please contact NSW Police on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day. 

You can report also information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via nsw.crimestoppers.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at myGC.com.au. He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at myGC.com.au ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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Well isn’t that just charming! Lordy there are some disgusting people on this planet!!

Gregory Patterson
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It’s past the time these bastards that assult Police or Emergency Workers were locked away for many years , irrespective of bullshit excuses of under the influence of drugs or grog . I can’t understand how people wish to be Police officers or Emergency Workers because the PENALTIES of these bastards that assult etc workers are pathetic when appearing in court . End of story , no excuses whatsoever .