Officer injured during Maitland arrest

FOUR people have been arrested after an alleged fight that put a police officer in hospital in Maitland yesterday.

Police will allege they were attacked while attempting to arrest a 19-year-old man on Ken Tubman Drive about 2.40am yesterday.

Police allege a 38-year-old man, the teenager’s father, charged towards police and attempted to interfere in the arrest.

The father allegedly threw a punch that struck a senior constable in the right side of the head.

Police eventually capsicum sprayed the older man.

The 38-year-old man will face charges of assaulting police, resisting police and affray on June 25.

A 42-year-old woman, the man’s partner, was charged with assault police, affray and offensive language and will appear the same day.

Two 19-year-old males will face court next month, with one facing a count of hinder police and the other a common assault charge.

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