Man charged after police officer assaulted in Anna Bay

A MAN has been charged after allegedly assaulting a police officer in Anna Bay.

At about 8.25am on Friday 1 September 2023, police were called to a property on Morna Point Road, Anna Bay, following a concern for welfare report.

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On arrival, officers attached to Port Stephens-Hunter Police District located a man and woman inside the property.

Upon making further inquiries at the scene, a male constable was allegedly stabbed by the man with a narrow metal instrument.

The 42-year-old man was arrested and taken to the Mater Hospital for assessment.

The 31-year-old constable was taken to the John Hunter Hospital for the treatment of non-life-threatening facial injuries.

Upon his release from hospital, the 42-year-old man was taken to Raymond Terrace Police Station where he was charged with seven offences, including:
● take etc person intend serious indictable offence,
● common assault,
● stalk/intimidate intend fear physical etc harm,
● assault occasioning actual bodily harm,
● wound police officer executing duty reckless as to actual bodily harm,
● use etc offensive weapon to prevent lawful detention, and
● possess prohibited drug.

The Anna Bay man was refused bail to appear before Newcastle Local Court.

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