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Woman in court after biting officer in the hand at Leumeah

A woman has been charged after a police officer was injured during an arrest near Campbelltown yesterday.

The incident took place around 10.30am (Wednesday, November 17), when officers from Campbelltown City Police Area Command attended a unit on Flynn Crescent, Leumeah, to conduct inquiries into an alleged stealing offence.

The officers spoke to the occupant, a 28-year-old woman, who allegedly became aggressive towards them.

It is alleged that the woman bit a male senior constable on the hand.

She was arrested following a brief struggle and taken to Campbelltown Police Station.

During the arrest, a man at the home allegedly armed himself with a shovel and threatened police.

Officers from the Operational Support Group (OSG) and the Dog Unit were called to assist after the man fled the home and ran into nearby bushland.

Police continued to conduct inquiries to locate him before he handed himself into Campbelltown Police Station today (Thursday)

The woman has been charged with larceny, shoplifting, resisting an officer in execution of duty, and assaulting a police officer in execution of duty and cause actual bodily harm.

She was refused bail and appeared in Campbelltown local court yesterday where she was formally refused bail to reappear in the same court today.

The 39-year-old man has been charged with being armed with intent to commit an indictable offence and resist or hinder police officer in the execution of their duty.

He was refused bail and appeared in Campbelltown Local Court today.

The officer who had his hand allegedly bitten was treated at Campbelltown hospital and he has since been released.

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