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.


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.