Nixon accused of kneeing cop while in court for assault

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Disgraced former AFL agent Ricky Nixon is being investigated by police for allegedly kneeing a cop inside a courtroom after a hearing for a different assault charge.

The 60-year-old appeared in Melbourne Magistrates Court on Tuesday morning, after being charged on summons with unlawful assault and discharging a missile over an incident in March 2022.

Police allege Nixon threw "a missile namely Australia Post package to the danger" of a man in Port Melbourne on March 12 and that he assaulted the man, according to court documents.

Nixon's lawyer told the court he was acting in self-defence and will fight the charges at a hearing later this year.

She requested the contested hearing be held in November because Nixon had employment commitments.

Nixon then told Magistrate Malcolm Thomas he would be doing "health checks in the community".

But the magistrate rejected this and told him most people have to fit in their work around court requirements.

A police prosecutor later told the court that Nixon had "kneed the informant" in his case as he exited the courtroom on Tuesday.

Mr Thomas said it was up to the prosecution to decide whether they want to charge Nixon with another assault.

Victoria Police later confirmed detectives were investigating the courtroom assault.

"The officer was assaulted by a man during a court hearing about 10.30am," a police spokeswoman said.

"The officer was not injured. No arrests have been made and the investigation remains ongoing."

Nixon will return to court on September 6 for a two-day hearing.