Hunter resident charged after allegedly spitting at an officer


A man has been charged after spitting at a police officer at a home in the Hunter region on Wednesday.

At about 10.30 am, an officer from Port Stephens-Hunter Police District attended a home on Berkley Street, Stroud, to speak to the occupants about a domestic violence related incident.

Police spoke to a 29-year-old man at the home and were refused entry. As the senior constable walked away, he was allegedly spat on.

The man was arrested and during a search of the home, a 32-year-old woman was located inside.

He was taken to Raymond Terrace Police Station and charged with contravene prohibition/restriction in AVO (Domestic), and assault officer in execution of duty.

The man was refused bail to appear at Newcastle Local Court today (Thursday 23 April 2020).

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