TWO teenagers have been charged with launching a vicious attack on an off-duty police officer in NSW overnight.
Police say the 30-year-old Senior Constable was driving along Weber Crescent in Towradgi, near Wollongong when around 11pm he noticed two teenage boys ripping out plants on a nature strip.
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The off-duty officer went to speak to the boys, when it’s alleged they became verbally aggressive towards him.
The man started to walk to his home nearby but was followed by the pair who allegedly viciously assaulted him before he could get inside.
The man’s partner raced to his assistance, and the teens fled the scene.
Paramedics assisted the off-duty officer, before he was taken to Wollongong Hospital, suffering suspected facial fractures, and cuts and bruises to his head and body.
The teens were arrested nearby and taken to Wollongong Police Station, where they were charged with assault police occasioning grievous bodily harm.
They were given bail to appear at a children’s court on 4 December 2015.