NSW Police officer injured on duty in Cobar

Photo: FILE.
Photo: FILE.


A country cop is in Sydney receiving treatment for facial injuries after she was allegedly assaulted by a woman armed with a schooner glass in Cobar.

Police allege the 25-year-old woman refused to leave a golf club on Sunday.

When officers attempted to restrain her, she allegedly hit a female constable in the face with the glass.

The woman was charged with behaving offensively, failing to leave a premises when required, wounding a person while intending to resist arrest and hindering a police officer doing their job.

She appeared in Dubbo Local Court on Monday and was denied bail.

Her case returns to court on September 18

EARLIER: A police officer has suffered facial injuries while on-duty in Western NSW on Sunday morning.

About 11.50pm on Saturday, July 20, police were called to a licensed venue in Cobar after calls that a patron was refusing to leave the premises.

Shortly after midnight, two officers attached to Central North Police District arrived at the venue.

The pair approached a female patron who allegedly struck a Constable with a glass causing the officer to fall to the ground.

The Constable's partner intervened and after a short struggle the officers were able to restrain the woman and place her in custody.

The woman was arrested and charged with behave in offensive manner in/near public place; excluded person fail to leave premises when required; wound person with intent to resist/prevent arrest and resist or hinder police officer in execution of duty

She was ordered into the care of Mental Health Services in Dubbo, where she will undergo a subsequent mental health assessment.

The Constable was taken to Cobar Hospital where she was treated for cuts to her forehead.

She has since been transported to Royal North Shore Hospital for further assessment.

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