Four teenagers have been arrested after a senior police officer was allegedly assaulted in Sydney’s Northern Beaches overnight.
Officers were called to McDonald’s in Warriewood just before 11.00pm on Friday, following reports a large group of teenagers were causing a disturbance inside.
A male chief inspector was ushering a group of teenagers away from the restaurant when he was “physically assaulted and knocked to the ground”, NSW police say.
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Shockingly, one of the teenager’s then stole the officer’s police identification and another stole his phone which had dropped from his pocket when he fell to the ground.
The group then fled the scene on foot, with the police dog squad called in to track them down.
A 17-year-old boy was arrested following a foot pursuit just after 1am, while a second 17-year-old boy and a 16-year-old boy were taken into custody at a home in North Narrabeen about 3am.
A fourth teenager, aged 16, was arrested in Warriewood just before 4.30am.
They have all been taken to Manly Police Station where they are assisting with investigations.
Police say the chief inspector thankfully sustained just minor injuries, while a constable involved in the foot pursuit suffered head and knee injuries and was taken to hospital, however has since been released.