A naked, handcuffed man has allegedly spat blood and saliva into a policeman’s mouth on New South Wale’s Illawarra coast.
Officers found the 26-year-old running around naked outside a Flinders home at about 5.50am (NZT) today, after reports of a disturbance.
The man allegedly charged the police as they arrived and threatened to kill them.
He was given a dose of capsicum spray and the officers wrestled him to the ground.
But as they tried to wipe the spray out of his eyes, the man allegedly spat blood and saliva into one of the officers’ mouths and then tried to spit at another officer.
He was charged with assaulting police and is due to appear at Wollongong Local Court on Tuesday.
In a separate incident, a man allegedly assaulted a police officer in Sydney’s inner west.
The officer was patrolling the scene of a gas leak in Newtown when a 39-year-old Arncliffe man tried to walk through the area at about 3.10am.
He became belligerent and allegedly pushed an officer in the chest when they tried to escort him away. The man was arrested and given a field court attendance notice for assaulting police.
He is expected to appear in court on September 25