7 Apr 2011

Man charged with threatening to kill officer

9:27 pm on 7 April 2011

A man has appeared in court charged with threatening to kill and wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm after a police officer was attacked in West Auckland.

Charles Stepanicic, 32, of West Harbour, is also facing charges of burglary and theft.

He was remanded in custody and will reappear in the Waitakere District Court on 14 April.

Police say the officer suffered severe facial injuries in the attack on Wednesday but has been released from hospital and is receiving support from the Police Association.