22 Feb 2013

Picton officer recovering at home after attack

4:20 pm on 22 February 2013

A police officer attacked in the cells at Picton police station has been released from hospital.

The officer had arrested a man for disorderly behaviour on Thursday morning and had just un-handcuffed him when the man attacked him, punching him repeatedly in the face.

The officer suffered concussion, black eyes, lacerations and bruising and is now recovering at home on Friday.

A man appeared in court on Thursday afternoon charged with wounding with intent to injure.