Men charged after officer assaulted in South West Rocks

Two men will face Kempsey local court.

Men charged after officer assaulted in South West Rocks

Two men will face court later this year, after a police officer was assaulted at South West Rocks on Saturday.

Officers from Mid North Coast Local Area Command were patrolling Gregory Street around 9.50pm and conducted a traffic stop.

Several people in another car drove past the officers and swore at them, with the car stopped a short distance away.

As police approached the car, two men exited the car and began to swear at police.

It is alleged one of the men allegedly assaulted a senior constable, before being subdued by officers with the use of O/C Spray, while the other man hindered police during the arrest.

The officer suffered injuries to his mouth in the incident, with NSW Police reporting he needed ten stitches.

Two men, aged 35 and 40, were arrested and taken to Kempsey Police Station following the alleged assault.

The 35-year-old man was charged with assaulting police occasioning actual bodily harm, resist police, malicious damage and offensive language. He was given strict conditional bail to appear before Kempsey Local Court on Monday 20 February 2017.

The 40-year-old man was charged with hindering a police officer and offensive language. He will appear before court at a later date.

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