TAMWORTH POLICE OFFICER ALLEGEDLY PUNCHED IN THE FACE

A Tamworth police officer is the latest emergency services worker to be assaulted on the job.

Officers were called to a Marius Street petrol station just after 1 o’clock last night, following reports an intoxicated man was causing problems.

When police arrived, they spoke with the 40-year-old and decided to give him a lift home.

When they arrived and let the man out of the truck, it’s alleged he became violent, jumped out of the car and punched a leading Senior Constable in the face.

Police deployed capsicum spray to subdue the man before he was eventually arrested.

The man was taken to Tamworth police station and slapped with a number of offences including, assault police officer in execution of duty.

The Senior Constable was treated by paramedics for minor injuries.

The man will front Tamworth Local Court in August.