Police officer hospitalised after being bitten by woman during arrest

A POLICE officer has been hospitalised and given a tetanus shot after being bitten by a woman at Parramatta Railway Station.

About 4.00pm yesterday, the 20-year-old attempted to board a train without a valid Opal card.

When police spoke to the woman, she allegedly became aggressive and refused to comply with directions, biting an officer on his right forearm.


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She was eventually taken into custody and charged with five offences including Assault police/cause actual bodily harm, Assault police, Spit in or on passenger vehicle, train or public area, Use offensive language and Fail to comply with a direction.

The woman was refused bail to appear at Parramatta Local Court today.

Police say the officer was treated in hospital for the bite.