Good Samaritan injured after trying to help police arrest a man in Sydney

A ‘Good Samaritan’ has jumped in to help a couple of Police Officers take a man into custody in Sydney’s inner west, but it hasn’t exactly gone to plan.

Police were flagged down by a member of the public about a domestic incident in Glebe at around 11.15pm on Friday.

The officers went to a home in Broughton Lane and tried to talk to a 35-year-old man.


As the officers attempted to arrest the man and handcuff him he resisted violently.  That’s when a passer by jumped in to help.

The 35-year-old man was able to break free and allegedly spear tackled the 42-year-old man assisting the officers to the ground causing a facial injury.

The man then allegedly struck one of the female officers in the face twice with a closed fist. Officers hit the man with a dose of OC spray, but he was still able to climb over a fence and into a neighbouring yard.

Additional officers from Strike Force Raptor attended and the 35-year-old man was located and arrested in the rear laundry of a neighbouring home.

He was still had the handcuffs attached to one wrist when he was arrested and taken to Newtown Police Station.

He was later charged with reckless wounding, malicious damage, assault police, resist police, assault police cause actual bodily harm, malicious damage, breach of bail and an outstanding warrant.

He has been refused bail to appear at Parramatta Bail Court on Saturday.

The injured man was treated at the scene by Ambulance Paramedics and conveyed to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital while one of the officers suffered bruising and scratches to her arm. Both police officers are expected to return to work.