Men charged with assaulting NSW cops
Two men have been arrested after police officers were assaulted at separate Sydney hospitals within 24 hours.
The latest incident occurred at Auburn Hospital in the city's west in the early hours of Sunday, when police were called because a 20-year-old male had become aggressive towards staff.
Attending officers found the man to be intoxicated, and after refusing to leave he allegedly pushed a senior constable before he was restrained.
The constable sustained a minor graze and swelling to his right knee.
The 20-year-old was taken to Auburn Police Station and charged with assaulting an officer.
He was refused bail to appear at Parramatta Local Court on Sunday.
Meanwhile, another man was charged with assaulting police officers and security officers at Sutherland Hospital in south Sydney.
The 38-year-old man became aggressive towards hospital staff after seeking treatment for "pain" on Saturday morning, NSW Police said in a statement.
He allegedly struck a guard while being escorted from the hospital
Some hours later, NSW Ambulance paramedics were called to a Miranda home where the 38-year-old demanded to be returned to hospital.
Police say he spat at the paramedics, so police officers were called, and he was arrested and taken to Sutherland Police Station.
He allegedly threw a cup of water at police officers before being taken back to Sutherland Hospital for assessment, where he then tried to bite one of the police officers on the arm.
As a result, he was transported back to the police station, where he was charged with a number of offences including assaulting an officer, common assault, intimidation and resisting arrest.
He appeared at Parramatta Bail Court on Sunday and was refused bail to reappear in court on Tuesday.
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