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Officers attacked

TWO police officers had to be treated in hospital after they were allegedly kicked, bitten and spat on during a violent struggle as they attempted to arrest a man at a Lidcombe service station on Saturday morning.

Kicked, bitten and spat on

A MAN has been charged after allegedly assaulting two police officers in Lidcombe last Saturday morning.

About 10am, police attended a service station on Joseph Street, due to a 23-year-old man allegedly breaching a prior-issued, move-on direction.

Police said that while they were trying to arrest him, he ran from officers and tripped over.

He then allegedly assaulted the officers who were trying to arrest him – kicking one in the face and bitting him on the thumb, and spitting in the face of another as he was being placed in the rear of the caged vehicle.

When officers searched the man, they allegedly located a knife in his possession.

Both officers attended Auburn Hospital, where one underwent scans on his left hand, and the other underwent blood tests due to being spat on.

The man was charged with assaulting police occasioning actual bodily harm, assaulting police, resisting arrest, custody of knife in a public place, malicious damage, shoplifting, and failing to comply with move-on direction.

Charged over stabbing

A TEENAGER has been charged following a domestic-related stabbing in Auburn last Sunday afternoon.

About 5.25pm, police were called to an address on Hargrave Road, Auburn, after reports of a stabbing.

Police will allege two male teenagers were driving along Hargrave Road, before the driver pulled the vehicle over and became involved in an argument with his passenger.

The 19-year-old driver allegedly sustained a minor stab wound and laceration and was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance Paramedics.

The 17-year-old passenger was charged with wounding a person, intending to cause grievous bodily harm (DV), using an offensive weapon with intent to commit and indictable offence and affray.

Gun find in car search

POLICE allegedly located a firearm during a vehicle stop in Merrylands.

Just after 7am on Friday, March 22, Strike Force Raptor Highway Patrol stopped a Mitsubishi 380 during proactive patrols at Merrylands.

Officers spoke with the 22-year-old female driver and three male passengers, aged 33, 37 and 47.

Checks on the driver revealed she had never held a licence and was currently disqualified from applying.

During a subsequent search of the vehicle, Strike Force Raptor allegedly located a .357 revolver secreted under the passenger seat. 

The firearm has been seized and will undergo forensic and ballistic examination.

Police also allegedly located a firearm cleaning kit and various items, which were believed to be stolen.

The 47-year-old man was charged with possessing an unauthorised pistol, not keeping a firearm safely-pistol, and an outstanding warrant for fraud offences.

The 33-year-old man was dealt with by officers from Cumberland Police Area Command for outstanding warrants for special aggravated break and enter, committing a serious indicatable offence – weapon, and driving a motor vehicle during disqualification period.

The 22-year-old woman was charged with driving a motor vehicle during disqualification period and the 37-year-old man was released pending further inquiries.

Strike Force Raptor was established in 2009 and conducts proactive investigations and intelligence-based, high-impact policing operations to prevent and disrupt conflicts, and dismantle any network engaged in serious organised criminal activity.