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Police say that during the attempted arrest of the woman, the officer, a senior constable, had her her pulled out and suffered a chipped tooth, injuries which were treated at Tweed Heads Hospital.

Officers from Tweed/Byron Local Area Command attended the hotel on Wharf Street, Tweed Heads, after reports a woman allegedly failed to leave the venue.

On arrival, police tried to arrest the woman who they say allegedly struggled, pulling the hair out and kicking the officers.

Other officers arrived to help with the arrest of the woman, who was then taken to Tweed Heads police station, where she was charged with failing to leave licensed premises, assaulting a police officer causing actual bodily harm, and other offences of assaulting and resisting police.

The woman was refused bail and appeared at Byron Bay Local Court last Friday and was granted unconditional bail to reappear at the court on Monday 9 February.

The female senior constable has since been released from hospital and is recovering.

 


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