Tweed police report that two members of their force have been assaulted in a three-day period since Thursday last week (October 11).
A man arrested on Saturday at Tweed Heads allegedly broke a police officer’s nose. In a separate incident on Thursday, a man threatened Tweed Hospital emergency staff and patients with a skateboard before kicking his arresting officer.
At about 12.20pm on Saturday (October 13), police had cause to question a 25-year-old male from Bilambil they spotted sitting in a parked car in Church Lane, Murwillumbah, who provided a false name.
Further inquiries indicated the male had an outstanding arrest warrant.
Police removed him from the vehicle and as they were about to handcuff him he attempted to run.
When police grabbed hold of him, they say he resisted and wrestled with them violently before being eventually subdued and handcuffed.
During the incident the male hit a Senior Constable to the face causing a suspect broken nose.
He was taken to Tweed Heads Police Station where a search revealed a NSW drivers licence that did not belong to him.
He was charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm, assault police, resist police and goods in custody suspected of being stolen or unlawfully obtained.
He was refused bail to appear at the Tweed Heads Local Court on Sunday, October 14.
Aggressive man in Tweed ED
On Thursday (October) 11 a 43-year-old male from Bondi Beach entered the emergency department of the Tweed Heads Hospital around 3.40am demanding medical attention.
He allegedly became extremely aggressive towards staff, using offensive language in the presence of staff and other patients in the waiting area and demanding to be supplied with drugs.
He was carrying a skateboard and was pointing it towards hospital security and members of the public.
Police attended allegedly remained extremely aggressive and continued to use offensive language while being placed under arrest
At Tweed Heads Police Station the male allegedly kicked a Senior Constable to the leg.
He was charged with offensive conduct and assault police.
He has been refused bail to appear at Tweed Heads Local Court on December 3.