Police are appealing for witnesses to an alleged assault of a man and police officers at Byron Bay yesterday.
About 2.50pm (Wednesday), police were called to an information centre on Jonson Street following reports of hoodlums.
On arrival, police issued a move on direction to a 41-year-old man, who walked into nearby Railway Park.
It’s alleged, at this time, the man was assaulted by a second man.
The 41-year-old returned to police, to report the incident. He was taken to Byron Bay Hospital for treatment to an injured nose and mouth.
Officers attached to Tweed/Byron Local Area Command located a 42-year-old man nearby and attempted to arrest him.
The older man allegedly resisted arrest, assaulting police officers a number of times.
He was taken to Byron Bay Police Station, where he was charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm, two counts of assault police, resist arrest, and affray.
The man has been refused bail, to appear at Tweed Heads Local Court on Monday 21 September 2015.
A senior constable was also taken to Byron Bay Hospital, to be treated for a hand injury.
Police are appealing for any witnesses to the alleged assault at Railway Park to come forward and contact police via Crime Stoppers.
Police are urging anyone with information in relation to these incidents to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au