| Latest Crime News | Monday October 15 2012 13:29
A Whangarei man has been arrested after punching a police officer in the face and chipping his tooth.
The 27-year-old had allegedly been involved in an earlier assault where a man was knocked unconscious in the city centre early yesterday morning.
Acting Sergeant, Ken Andrews, says four officers were needed and pepper spray was used to subdue the man.
He was held in custody to appear on a number of charges in the Whangarei District Court today.
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