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CONSTABLE SPAT IN THE FACE ON THE GOLD COAST

A man has allegedly spat in the face of a police officer on the Gold Coast last night. Police responded to reports of a disturbance at an address on Nerang River Drive in Nerang, around 7.15pm. Police say a man at the address became aggressive towards them after they identified themselves, and attempts to calm the man down failed. As police attempted to restrain the man, he allegedly spat in one of the officers faces. The male Senior Constable was provided first aid at the scene and will undergo disease testing. A 24-year-old Nerang man has been charged with one count each of serious assault police and obstruct police. He will appear in the Southport Magistrates Court later this month.

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TASER AND CAPSICUM SPRAY USED DURING ARREST IN COFFS HARBOUR

Police have used capsicum spray and a taser to subdue a man during an arrest on the mid north coast. Just after 11am on Saturday, police attended a home on Morrison Close in Coffs Harbour to speak with a man about an alleged domestic incident. The 41-year-old was arrested and was being escorted from the home when he allegedly became aggressive. During the altercation, police used capsicum spray and then a taser. The man was later charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm, resisting an officer, and two counts of assaulting an officer.

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