Police, paramedics bottled, bitten and spat on in shocking attack

POLICE and paramedics have been bottled, bitten, spat on and threatened with a syringe in a shocking attack in country NSW.

Officers came under attack while conducting a welfare check at a home on McGowan Street in Broken Hill about 5.15pm on Saturday.

It’s alleged a 33-year-old woman lashed out and spat in a female constable’s face as the officer moved in to arrest her.


The woman then allegedly bit the female officer on the leg before using a syringe to threaten both her and her male colleague.

That’s when a 15-year-old girl allegedly became involved and poured a drink over the officers before throwing the empty bottle at the female constable’s head.

It’s alleged the teen then spat in the face of both the female officer and a male paramedic.

She was arrested and taken to Broken Hill Station where she was charged with two counts of assault officer in execution of duty, assault person aiding officer, and resist officer in execution of duty.

The 15-year-old will appear in a Children’s Court next month while the older woman was remanded in custody overnight and due to appear in Broken Hill Local Court today.

She’s been charged with five counts of assault officer in execution of duty, assault person aiding officer, resist officer in execution of duty, use offensive weapon to prevent arrest, and breach of bail.

The police officers were treated at the scene for minor injuries.

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