Officers allegedly assaulted at Weston home
A 16-year-old boy has been refused bail after allegedly assaulting police officers who were attempting to arrest him in Weston early this morning.
At about 12:45am on Tuesday, October 23 officers from the Hunter Valley Police District attended a home on Fourth Street in Weston after reports that a teenager wanted on an outstanding warrant was at the property.
On arrival they found a 16-year-old boy inside who attempted to flee.
It is alleged that a struggle ensued as two senior constables attempted to arrest him, and both were assaulted as neighbouring residents intervened.
One officer was struck several times in the head and body.
As police attempted to restrain the teenager, he was tasered and OC spray was deployed.
It is further alleged that residents continued to intervene and one of the senior constables drew his taser until additional police arrived.
The boy was taken to Cessnock Police Station and charged with the outstanding warrant, resist officer in execution of duty, assault police officer in execution of duty cause aggravated bodily harm, possess prohibited drug, and possession of equipment for administering prohibited drugs.
He was refused bail to appear at a children’s court today, where he was refused bail again to reappear at the same court in three weeks time.