St Helens man allegedly attacks policeman with wooden axe handle

The alleged assault occurred on Meredith Crescent, St Helens Park, on Tuesday afternoon. Picture: Google Maps
The alleged assault occurred on Meredith Crescent, St Helens Park, on Tuesday afternoon. Picture: Google Maps

A St Helens Park man will face court today after he allegedly attacked a policeman with a wooden axe handle.

The man, 44, was charged with more than 20 offences after being stopped by police in St Helens Park yesterday (Tuesday, June 25).

The man was driving a Toyota Hilux on Woodlands Road about 1.50pm when Campbelltown Police Area Command officers attempted to pull the car over.

However, the driver failed to stop.

Officers pursued the Hilux, when the vehicle stopped outside a home on Meredith Crescent and the driver attempted to run away.

Police attempted to arrest the man, who allegedly used a wooden axe handle to assault an officer, causing an injury to his hand.

They arrested the man and police allegedly found an amount of methamphetamine (ice) on him.

Police also searched his Meredith Crescent home and allegedly discovered a large amount of stolen property, including power tools.

He was taken to Campbelltown Police Station and charged with 23 offences, including:

  • Nine counts of larceny.
  • Malicious damage.
  • Break and enter.
  • Assaulting a police officer.
  • Using a weapon to avoid lawful detention.
  • Take and drive conveyance.
  • Having goods in custody.
  • Drug possession.
  • Police pursuit.

The man was refused bail and will appear in Campbelltown local court today (Wednesday, June 26).