When police attended a Goonellabah address to arrest a juvenile offender on Monday (November 6), officers were attacked by a group of youths, leading them to resort to using capsicum spray.
Police say ‘a large number of juveniles’ were in the house at the time and the wanted youth was among them.
Police entered the house to arrest the youth on warrant and say they found him hiding behind a mattress.
But when the youth was advised he was under arrest, police allege he tried to jump out a window, kicking the arresting officer in the process.
They further allege that several other people then entered the room and started kicking the arresting officer in the head, kidneys and back.
Another officer who came to his aid was also allegedly punched and kicked.
Capsicum spray was used to keep the attackers back.
The youth was restrained and taken to Lismore Police Station where, in addition to five outstanding warrants being executed, he was charged with assaulting police, resisting police and possessing a prohibited drug (cannabis).
The youth was bail refused and will appear in Lismore Childrens Court today.