Man charged after allegedly spitting on police officer in Sutherland Shire

Man charged after allegedly spitting on police officer in Sutherland Shire

A man will appear in court today after allegedly spitting on a police officer in the Sutherland Shire overnight.

About 9.30pm yesterday, officers attended a home in Caringbah after receiving reports of a loud argument taking place.

It's alleged that while police were arresting a 37-year-old man, he attempted to grab the gun of one of the officers.

While in the cells of Sutherland Police Station, the man intentionally hit his head against the custody door several times.

He was taken to hospital as a precaution, where he became abusive towards police and hospital staff.

After being cleared of injury the man allegedly spat on a police officer as he was being escorted back to the police vehicle.

He has been charged with not comply noticed direction re spitting/coughing - COVID-19, two counts of assaulting police, and breach of ADVO.

The man is due to appear before Parramatta Local Court today.

In a separate incident, police have fined a Potts Point man after he was unable to provide a valid reason for being at Kogarah Station.

About 11.20am, officers attached to Police Transport Command issued the 35-year-old man with a Penalty Infringement Notice after he was given a previous warning for being away from his home without a reasonable excuse on Monday, April 13.

Police have charged four people under the Public Health Act 2010 (NSW) and issued 13 COVID-19 related Penalty Infringement Notices (PINs) for offences within the past 24 hours.

Anyone who has information regarding individuals or businesses in contravention of a COVID-19-related ministerial direction is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

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