Charges over assault on Foxton cop

Author
Katrina Bennett ,
Publish Date
Tue, 3 Mar 2015, 9:57AM
File photo (Getty Images)
File photo (Getty Images)

Charges over assault on Foxton cop

Author
Katrina Bennett ,
Publish Date
Tue, 3 Mar 2015, 9:57AM

A 40-year-old man has been charged in relation to an assault on a  police officer outside the Foxton Work and Income office.

Police were called to the office yesterday morning where a Horowhenua man was acting angrily.

He became aggressive, and after being pepper sprayed, punched the officer and set his dog on him.

Police caught up with the man after he fled to a rural address, where he was wielding a metal bar.

He was threatened with a taser before he surrendered.

The man's been charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, failing to stop for police, and aggravated assault.

He'll appear in the Palmerston North District Court today.