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A senior constable from Casino was assaulted, and a 53 year old Casino man charged following an incident in a Casino pub on Thursday night.

Police allege that on they were forced to use the spray on the Casino man who they say was intimidating patrons of the pub on Canterbury Street.

They say he was highly intoxicated and when police asked him to move on several times he refused, continually abusing police and using highly offensive language.

The man then charged at police, who sprayed him with capsicum spray in order to defend themselves.

An ambulance was called to decontaminate the accused but he was too violent and aggressive to be treated by ambulance officers. Police tried to assist the man with decontamination, and he then spat on a police officer. He continued to goad police into fighting him, they allege.

The Casino man has been charged with Offensive Conduct and Assault Police. He will appear in Casino Local Court in August.


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