Man sedated after police attacked on domestic violence call out

A MAN has needed to be sedated after allegedly attacking two police officers during a domestic disturbance at a home in Central West NSW.

The officers were responding to a domestic violence call out at a home on Darling Street in Dubbo when they were allegedly setup by the 48-year-old man.

As police tried speaking with the man, it’s alleged he threatened to assault his 72-year-old mother.


The officers intervened and during a struggle with the man two of them were injured.

A female constable sustained two fractures in her left hand, while a male constable sustained soft tissue damage and swelling to his right hand.

Both officers were taken to hospital for treatment and have been deemed medically unfit for duty.

Police said it took four officers to eventually subdue and arrest the man.

The man needed to be sedated by paramedics before he was taken to Dubbo Base Hospital under police guard.

The 48-year-old was later released and taken to Dubbo Police Station where he was charged with a list of offences, including stalk/intimidate intend fear physical etc harm, and resist, intimidate and assault police.

The Toongi man was remanded in custody overnight and due to appear in Dubbo Local Court later today.

If you are in immediate danger call 000 now.  If you require advice or assistance, the following services offer counselling and support.
Lifeline 24/7 telephone crisis support 13 11 14
DV Connect Queensland Statewide Domestic Violence Hotline 24/7 phone 1800 811 811
1800RESPECT 24/7 phone 1800 737 732
Domestic Violence Prevention Centre Gold Coast