Charged man allegedly exposed himself to passers-by, female sergeant

Alleged flasher charged after Sutherland police officer punched in face

A man been charged after he allegedly injured a police officer in Sutherland on Thursday.

About 3.15pm officers were called to Ingrid Road, Kareela, following reports a man was standing in his yard and allegedly exposing himself to passers-by.

Following a brief interaction between police and the man, he allegedly exposed himself to a female sergeant attached to Sutherland Shire Police Area Command.

He was arrested for offensive conduct.

While police were attempting to verify his identity, the man allegedly punched a male senior constable in the face, causing a nose bleed.

The 46-year-old man was taken to Sutherland Police Station.

He was charged with assault police occasioning actual bodily harm and offensive conduct.

He was bail refused to appear at Sutherland Local Court today, December 6.

The officer was assessed by NSW Ambulance paramedics and resumed his duties.