Officer injured as man tries to escape custody

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A man will face court today after allegedly assaulting police while attempting to escape custody in St Marys last night.

Officers from the Police Transport and Public Safety North West Sector were patrolling St Marys Railway Station just before 9pm last night, when they stopped a man for a minor transport offence.

The man ran from officers after being informed he was under arrest for an outstanding warrant.

A senior constable caught up to the man on the concourse, before both fell down a set of stairs.

The man pushed the senior constable before again attempting to flee before both have fallen down a second set of stairs.

Further officers came to assist, and the 31-year-old man was arrested.

He was taken to Penrith Police Station before being transferred to Nepean Hospital for treatment.

The man was later charged with ‘escape police custody’, ‘resist or hinder police officer in the execution of duty’, ‘assault police officer in execution of duty cause actual bodily harm’, and the outstanding warrant.

He was refused bail to appear at Penrith Local Court today.

The senior constable was also taken to Nepean Hospital after suffering a leg injury.

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