1 Aug 2011

Man arrested after attack on officer

9:19 pm on 1 August 2011

Police have arrested a Te Awamutu man after an attempt was made to strangle an officer with his radio cord.

The officer was responding to a callout when attacked early on Thursday.

The attacker fled after the constable used pepper spray on him.

A 22-year-old man was arrested and charged with numerous offences following a search by armed police on Monday.

The man will appear in the Hamilton District Court on Tuesday.