Scooter stop results in Sydney cop fracas

Gus McCubbing
Three police officers were taken to hospital after a confrontation over an electric scooter

A female police officer has allegedly been kicked in the face while her male colleague was kicked in the groin after stopping a man riding a scooter in south Sydney.

Three officers in total were taken to hospital after a physical confrontation involving two men, aged 22 and 30, and an 18-year-old woman on Monday afternoon in Riverwood.

Police had stopped a fourth person after he was caught riding an electric scooter at speed on a Belmore Road footpath among pedestrians.

The three officers were approached by the 22-year-old man, Zephyr Edwards, who allegedly abused the officers and started a physical confrontation along with the 18-year-old woman.

They were restrained and arrested along with the 30-year-old man, all of whom knew the scooter rider, who was issued an infringement notice and released for riding on the footpath.

The officers were treated for cuts and bruises at St George Hospital.

Edwards was charged with assaulting police, hindering police and offensive language.

The 22-year-old on Tuesday faced magistrate Jayeann Carney at Sutherland Local Court, where he applied for bail but was refused. He will next face court on August 4.

The 18-year-old woman was charged with assaulting police and hindering police, while the 30-year-old man was charged with offensive language and resisting arrest.

They were both granted conditional bail to appear at Sutherland Local Court on August 18.

The assault follows a spate of violent incidents against police in NSW, with three officers allegedly assaulted in a melee in the Hunter region on Sunday.

A female officer also had hair ripped from her head and was repeatedly punched in the face on the Central Coast last week, soon after two other officers were assaulted in Dubbo.