22 Mar 2010

Charges laid after Hamilton domestic violence callout

12:45 pm on 22 March 2010

A Hamilton man is facing a raft of charges after police officers were assaulted during a domestic violence incident.

A worker from Women's Refuge called police to a house in Fairfield on Saturday after realising the occupant's estranged partner was in the house with its client.

Officers arrested the man for breaching a restraining order but he jumped out a window.

He was confronted by female officer, whom he is accused of assaulting. The officer suffered a head injury.

Police say reinforcements were called and pepper spray was used to subdue the man. He then kicked out the window of a patrol car.

The man's teenage son and daughter, who tried to help their father, were arrested for obstruction.