A man will face court for allegedly punching and kicking a police officer in the head on the Central Coast on Tuesday morning.
Tuggerah Lakes Police District officers attended Walu Avenue at Halekulani about 5am after reports a man was yelling loudly, allegedly attempting to enter properties and threatening nearby residents.
After patrolling the area, police saw the man enter his own home so they left without issue.
But officers returned to the street about 7am after reports the man was again allegedly trespassing and threatening residents.
Two officers spoke to the man, who became aggressive and allegedly punched a senior constable - a 47-year-old woman - in the head multiple times.
He was restrained before he allegedly lunged at the senior constable again - capsicum spray was deployed but was unsuccessful.
The man allegedly continued to punch and knee the officer in the head before he was restrained and arrested.
The senior constable sustained facial lacerations and was treated at the scene before being taken to Wyong Hospital.
The 28-year-old man was charged with two counts of enter inclosed land not prescribed premises without lawful excuse, stalk/intimidate intend fear physical etc harm (personal), assault police officer in execution of duty cause actual bodily harm, resist or hinder police officer in the execution of duty, and intimidate police officer in execution of duty without actual bodily harm.
He was refused bail to appear in Wyong Local Court.
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