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Police have arrested a 22-year-old man they said swore, lunged and wrestled with officers in a Murwillumbah park, and then repeatedly spat at them, in the police car and the police station.

About 6.50pm on Friday, December 9, police moved on three people who were drinking in Knox Park, Murwillumbah.

But soon afterwards police found one of them, a 22-year-old Tumbulgum man, yelling and swearing at another person in the area he had been told to leave.

When they reapproached him, police say he was drunk and offensive.

The man allegedly lunged at the officers and was restrained but continued to wrestle his way to the police vehicle.

As he was placed into the rear of the police vehicle the man allegedly spat at the officers, striking one on the front of his shirt.

En-route to the Tweed Heads police station he allegedly continued to spit all over the back of the police car. Once at the station he allegedly continued to spit into the dock area, which required cleaning.

The man was released into the care of a parent and will receive future service court attendance notices for the offences of continue intoxicated behaviour after move on direction issued, resist police in the execution of their duty, assault police in the execution of their duty and two counts of malicious damage.

He will face Murwillumbah Local Court on January 24, 2017.



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