A 17-YEAR-OLD boy has been arrested and charged with knocking a police officer unconscious in a savage attack at a train station in Sydney’s west.
Police said officers from the Police Transport Command were patrolling Mount Druitt Railway Station around 7pm last night when the teen allegedly failed to produce a valid ticket at a barrier.
It’s alleged the 17-year-old then became violent towards police when they asked him to provide them his details.
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Officers attempted to arrest the teen when he allegedly knocked a male senior Constable to the ground.
Police said the Constable lost consciousness for a short time. Whilst lying unresponsive on the ground, it’s alleged the teenager then punched the officer in the face.
Officers were forced to use their OC spray to detain the 17-year-old.
He was eventually arrested and taken to Mt Druitt Police Station where he was charged with travel or attempt to travel without a valid ticket, assault police officer in the execution of duty cause actual bodily harm, and resist officer execution of duty.
The senior constable suffered swelling and bruising to the face. He was taken to Nepean Hospital for observation and treatment, before being discharged.
The teenager was remanded in custody overnight to appear at a children’s court today.