Police officer and service station operator allegedly assaulted: two charged

Two people have been charged after a police officer and a service station operator were allegedly assaulted following an incident at Port Macquarie.

Police allege that just after 11.30pm Tuesday January 9, 2018, a man and a woman became involved in an altercation with a console operator at the service station on Lord Street.

The man allegedly threw several items at the operator, including a can of cat food, which caused a small cut to the operator’s left hand.

Two Traffic and Highway Patrol Command officers were refuelling their police car at the time when the attendant called out for help.

The man and woman were arrested after they allegedly continued to swear and abuse the console operator.

The man allegedly resisted arrest and punched a male senior constable in the face.

Further officers were called to assist when the woman allegedly tried to pull the man away from arresting police.

Both were taken to Port Macquarie Police Station and charged.

A 26-year-old man was charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm, assault police, wilfully obstruct officer in execution of duty and offensive language.

The man appeared in Port Macquarie Local Court on Wednesday January 10. He was refused bail and was remanded to reappear at the same court on Wednesday February 28, 2018.

A 29-year-old woman was charged with wilfully obstruct officer in execution of duty and was granted conditional bail to appear at Port Macquarie Local Court on Wednesday January 21, 2018.

The senior constable suffered facial injuries and required medical treatment.