Sergeant struck with stun gun during struggle

A PATROL of a western Sydney train station has turned violent, with a Police officer struck with a stun gun while searching an alleged offender.

About 9.30am on Tuesday, two officers were speaking to two men, aged 54 and 47, at Mt Druitt Railway Station.

They were given cause to search the older man, and allegedly found a stolen drivers licence and a fully operational electronic stun device.


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“Officers then searched the younger man, allegedly locating a small amount of crystal methyl-amphetamine (‘ice’), a small amount of cannabis, a knuckle duster, and an electronic stun device which was identical to the one found on the other man,” Police explain in a statement.

“As police were attempting to take hold of it, a struggle took place, during which the 5000-volt device was activated and struck a sergeant on his hand.”

The sergeant did not require treatment.

The man was eventually handcuffed and taken with his mate to Riverstone Police Station.

The older man was charged with goods in custody and possess or use a prohibited weapon without permit.

He was refused bail and appeared in Mt Druitt Local Court a short time later, where he was granted conditional bail to appear at Mt Druitt Local Court next week.

The younger man was charged with resist arrest, goods in custody, supply prohibited drug, possess prohibited drug, possess or use a prohibited weapon without permit.

He was refused bail and appeared at Mt Druitt Local Court later in the day, where he was remanded in custody to reappear at the same court in November.

Since graduating from University in 2003, Rachel has worked in radio in a variety of roles including announcer, journalist and copywriter. The crazy world of radio has taken her from her hometown of Toowoomba to Wollongong, Sydney, Brisbane and finally the Gold Coast when in 2009 she started writing and presenting news with Hot Tomato and myGC.com.au.

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