Police officer punched to the ground, doused in alcohol in NSW pub attack

A POLICE officer has been punched to the ground and had alcohol poured over him as he lay injured in a shocking attack at a pub in Sydney.

Police were called to break up a fight between two men at the licenced premises on Queen Elizabeth Drive in Bondi just before 10pm on Saturday. The two men allegedly refused to leave the venue when instructed.

One of the men, aged 25, rushed towards police and assaulted one officer, causing him to fall to the ground.


It’s alleged the crowd then became aggressive and several people began to pour their drinks on the officer as he lay injured on the ground.

Officers were forced to use their OC spray to subdue the 25-year-old man who continued to resist arrest.

He was eventually detained and taken to Waverly Police Station where he was charged with a long list of serious offences, including assaulting police in the execution of duty.

He was granted conditional bail to appear at Waverly Local Court on Monday 17 January.

Police are urging anyone with information or who may have vision of the incident to come forward and contact Waverly Police Station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.