MAN CHARGED WITH NUMEROUS OFFENCES IN MAITLAND

A man will face court today charged with multiple offences after being arrested in the state’s Hunter region yesterday.

At about 11am (Thursday 20 February 2020), police were patrolling the Maitland area, when they attempted to stop a Holden Commodore on Streeton Drive, Metford.

The Holden allegedly sped off and collided with a Toyota Corolla at the intersection of Chelmsford Drive, before the driver fled on foot.

The driver of the other car was not injured.

Police went after the man on foot, helped by the Dog Unit, he was soon found on the roof of a house in nearby Ferraby Drive.

The 31-year-old was arrested after a struggle with officers and taken to Maitland Hospital under police guard and was treated for minor injuries.

He was later taken to Maitland Police Station where he was charged with numerous offences including, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, two counts of goods in personal custody suspected being stolen and resist officer in execution of duty.

Police will allege in court that the man was involved in a domestic-related incident with a 27-year-old woman on Wednesday (19 February 2020).

The man was refused bail to appear at Maitland Local Court today (Friday 21 February 2020).