Duo charged over alleged assault of police officers

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Two men have been charged over the alleged assault of a police officer at Penrith this morning.

About 2.20am, two officers were in an unmarked police vehicle leaving a crime scene on Mulgoa Road, when two men allegedly crossed the road in front of the car.

The vehicle stopped to pick up another officer and a short time later it’s alleged one of the men standing on the road, aged 22, ran towards the car and kicked the door panel.

The driver, a male sergeant, attached to the Nepean Proactive Crime Team, exited the vehicle.

As he attempted to arrest a 22-year-old man, there was a physical altercation.

The other officers in the vehicle, both senior constables, exited the car to assist.

It’s further alleged a 26-year-old man intervened and head-butted the sergeant, before the younger man punched him in the face.

Additional police attended and the men were arrested after OC spray was deployed.

They were both taken to Penrith Police Station.

The older man was charged with ‘destroy or damage property’, ‘assault officer in execution of duty (x2)’, ’cause grievous bodily harm to police officer on duty reckless as to aggravated bodily harm’, ‘resist officer in execution of duty’, and ‘affray’.

The younger man was charged with ‘assault officer in execution of duty (x2)’ and ‘resist officer in execution of duty’, and ‘affray’.

They were both granted strict conditional bail to appear at Penrith Local Court on Tuesday, February 26.

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