Cop mauled after woman 'sets dog on officer during arrest'

Brianne Tolj
·1-min read

WARNING – GRAPHIC CONTENT: A woman has been accused of setting her dog loose on police as they tried to arrest her, leaving a female constable with serious leg injuries.

NSW Police said officers were called to a home in West Kempsey, on the state’s Mid North Coast, on Sunday about 2.50pm after receiving reports of a domestic violence incident.

They spoke to a woman, 34, after arriving at the property.

Police allege she armed herself with a metal pole and threatened an officer who then sprayed her with capsicum spray.

The constable's serious leg injuries. Source: NSW Police
The constable was taken to Kempsey Base Hospital with serious leg injuries. Source: NSW Police

The woman allegedly then released a dog from the backyard and it bit a female constable on the right calf and thigh as she tried to arrest the 34-year-old.

The constable was taken to Kempsey Base Hospital with serious leg injuries.

The woman was arrested and charged with two counts of intimidation (DV), armed with intent, resist arrest and dog attacks person due to in charge person's reckless act.

She was refused bail and will appear in court on Monday.

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