As a policeman recovers from injury, an Anna Bay man will front court today accused of stabbing the officer in the face.
About 8.25am yesterday, Port Stephens-Hunter police were called to an address on Morna Point Road at Anna Bay following a concern for welfare report.
There they spoke with a man and woman inside the property, before the man allegedly used a narrow metal instrument to stab a male constable in the face.
The 42-year-old man was arrested and taken to the Mater for assessment. Upon his release from hospital, he was taken to Raymond Terrace Police Station and charged with seven offences, including:
• take etc person intend serious indictable offence,
• common assault,
• stalk/intimidate intend fear physical etc harm,
• assault occasioning actual bodily harm,
• wound police officer executing duty reckless as to actual bodily harm,
• use etc offensive weapon to prevent lawful detention, and
• possess prohibited drug.
He was refused bail and held in custody overnight to appear before Newcastle Local Court today.
The 31-year-old constable was taken to the John Hunter Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening facial injuries and is recovering.