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Two men have been charged over altercations with police in separate parts of the Tweed over the weekend.

About 2.00am on Saturday the (January 13) police were called to Murwillumbah unit complex after complaints of a male causing trouble.

On arrival police sighted a 36-year-old man from Murwillumbah, who began screaming at them.

The man allegedly threatened to stab officers and police say he approached them in such an aggressive manner they were forced to use OC spray to avoid being assaulted.

He was taken to Tweed Heads Police Station where it is alleged the man spat all over the dock walls. The man was charged with intimidating police officers, behaving in an offensive manner and causing malicious damage.

He was refused bail to appear before Tweed Heads Local Court on January 15.

Police assault & drug possession

About 3.45am on Friday (January 12) police were called to a park in Tweed Heads after complaints that noisy people in the area were keeping residents awake.

When they approached a parked car, the occupants immediately became aggressive towards police.

A 29-year-old male Terranora began thrashing his arms around and allegedly pulled a plastic resealable bag from his pants and threw it onto the ground. The man was eventually detained and he and the car searched.

Police allegedly found over 30 grams of cannabis and 15 grams of MDMA.

The Terranora man was charged with assaulting officer in execution of duty, possessing a prohibited drug and supplying a prohibited drug.

While police were struggling with the Terranora man it is alleged a 29-year male from Tweed Heads West intervened and pulled police away from the other man.

He has been charged with resiting an officer in execution of duty and assaulting police in execution of duty.

Both men were bailed to appear before the Tweed Heads Local Court February 5.


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