2 Aug 2011

Man due in court after police officer assaulted

9:20 am on 2 August 2011

A Te Awamutu man is appear in Hamilton District Court on Tuesday charged with assaulting a police officer last Thursday.

Police say a radio cord was wrapped around the officer's throat in an attempt to strangle him.

He had been called to an incident on Rewi Street in the early hours of the morning.

A person was located on Monday after a search by the Armed Offenders Squad.

Police say he will face a number of charges.