Domestic incident in Macquarie Fields, officer assaulted and also bitten by dog

A man has been charged with assaulting police after an incident at Macquarie Fields early Monday morning.

During the incident, an officer was also bitten by a dog.

At about 2.20am on Monday, police were called to Blackwood Crescent following a call about a domestic incident.

As officers dealt with the incident, they attempted to remove a 51-year-old man from the Macquarie Fields premesis.

Police allege that as they escorted the man down the front steps of the home, he turned and punched one officer in the face.

As both officers attempted to restrain the man on the ground - two dogs that were in the front yard of the premises approached them.

One dog attacked and bit one of the officers on the buttock, the arm and foot.

The officer sprayed the dog with capsicum (OC) spray which stopped the attack.

The 51-year-old man suffered minor head injuries during the arrest and he allegedly spat blood at the officers.

More police officers arrived to the Macquarie Fields premises.

The man was handcuffed and taken to Campbelltown Police Station.

At the station, he was checked by paramedics before being transported to Campbelltown Hospital with minor head injuries.

The injured officers were also assessed, but required no further treatment to their injuries.

When released from hospital, the man was conveyed to the police station.

He was charged with assault causing actual bodily harm, four counts of assaulting police and resisting arrest.

The man was refused bail to appear before Campbelltown Local Court on Monday, March 5.

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