A FEMALE police officer has been kicked in the face while trying to arrest a woman in Sydney’s south.
The female sergeant was responding to an incident at a hotel in Cronulla when she was attacked last night.
Staff at the hotel called police after a man, 28, and woman, 24, who were ejected from the venue refused to leave.
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It’s alleged the couple then became involved in an altercation with security outside the hotel.
While trying to arrest the woman, the female officer was allegedly kicked in the face.
Additional police rushed to the injured officer’s aid and arrested the man and woman.
The pair were taken to Sutherland Police Station where the woman was charged with assaulting police causing actual bodily harm, resisting arrest and failing to leave the licenced premises.
She was held in custody overnight and due to appear in Parramatta Bail Court today, while the man was charged for failing to leave the hotel, offensive behaviour and hindering police.
He was released on conditional bail and will front Sutherland Local Court on May 16.
The female officer sustained a serious injury to her eye and was treated in Sutherland Hospital.
She has since been released is awaiting the results of scans.
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