Man charged with kicking, biting and spitting at Police officers

TWO Police officers have allegedly been attacked by a man during a dramatic arrest in Sydney.

The man had refused to move-on from a service station on Joseph Street in Lidcombe, when Police made attempts to arrest him on Saturday morning.

The 23-year-old ran from officers and tripped over, Police said in a statement.


“He then assaulted the officers who were trying to arrest him, by allegedly kicking one officer in the face and biting him on the thumb,” Police confirmed.

“(He’s also accused of) spitting in the face of another officer as he was being placed in the rear of the caged vehicle.”

“When officers searched the man, they allegedly located a knife in his possession.”

The man was taken to Auburn Police Station and charged with a raft of offences, including assault police occasioning actual bodily harm, resist arrest, malicious damage and shoplifting.

He was refused bail to appear at Parramatta Bail Court on Sunday.

Both officers attended Auburn Hospital, where one underwent scans on his left hand, and the other underwent blood tests due to being spat on.

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