Police officer bitten

Zoe KeenanSouth Western Times
A police officer was bitten, punched and sustained two broken ribs trying to arrest a man in Collie last week.
Camera IconA police officer was bitten, punched and sustained two broken ribs trying to arrest a man in Collie last week.

An 18-year-old man is likely to cop time in jail after he bit a police officer’s hand, breaking two layers of skin and drawing blood, in Collie last week.

Three officers were called to Woolworths on Wednesday afternoon where the man was seen “beating up” a dog, according to acting Snr Sgt Terry Townsend.

When officers arrived they tried to calm him, but when they attempted to place him under arrest he punched a male police officer with full force to the face.

The man was wrestled to the ground and was thrashing violently when he grabbed the same officer’s hand and bit him.

The officer also sustained two broken ribs from the incident.

The man was charged with disorderly conduct, obstructing a police officer and two counts of assaulting a public officer.

He was refused bail in his first court appearance last week and remanded in custody to appear in Bunbury Magistrates Court on November 7.

Snr Sgt Townsend said he would likely get mandatory jail time.

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