Kerri Moore

Woman faces court after allegedly assaulting police officer

A WOMAN has faced court after allegedly assaulting a police officer in Tweed Heads last week. 

Just after 11pm Thursday, Tweed-Byron LAC officers were called to a hotel on Wharf St, Tweed Heads, after reports a woman had failed to leave the premises. 

When they arrived, police tried to arrest the woman, who allegedly kicked the officers and pulled their hair out. 

When other police officers arrived, they assisted with the arrest. 

The woman, 36, was taken to Tweed Heads Police Station. 

She was charged with failing to comply with a direction, failing to leave a licensed premises, assaulting police officer causing actual bodily harm, two counts of assault police and resist police.

The woman was refused bail to appear at Byron Bay Local Court on Friday, January 30. 

She was granted unconditional bail to reappear at the court on Monday February 9. 

A female senior constable suffered bruising, loss of hair and a chipped tooth. 

She was taken to Tweed Hospital for treatment, and has since been released.



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