POLICE OFFICER CHARGED WITH ASSAULT

A Newcastle policeman attached to a specialist command has been charged after allegedly assaulting a 44-year-old woman.

An investigation was launched when the 31-year-old senior constable was arrested in November last year at Foreshore Park, Newcastle.

The officer was charged yesterday with assault occasioning actual bodily harm and common assault.

He’ll face Newcastle Local Court on the 8th of March.