Police officer injured in violent domestic

A POLICE officer is set to undergo surgery this morning after injuring his hand during a violent domestic incident at Hamilton South.

Police will allege a man punched another officer on the side of the head during the altercation about 1.30am before a violent struggle ensued.

The second officer suffered a serious hand injury during the incident and is in John Hunter Hospital awaiting surgery.

The suspect was later charged with intimidation, assault police and resist arrest and was refused bail to appear in Newcastle Local Court today.

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