Man charged with assaulting female police officers in Orange

A FEMALE police officer has been treated for serious facial injuries following an alleged assault in Orange on Friday.

The senior constable was one of two female officers taken to Orange Hospital for treatment after being injured on duty while arresting a man in Cyprus Street.

The incident came after officers attached to Central West Police District were called to investigate allegations a woman had been detained and seriously assaulted at a unit in Maxwell Avenue, Orange on Tuesday.

Following inquiries, investigators arrested a 29-year-old man at a home in Cyprus Street on Friday.

During the arrest, it is alleged two female senior constables were assaulted, with one suffering serious facial injuries. Both officers were taken to Orange Hospital for treatment.

The man was taken to Orange Police Station and charged with a number of offences including detaining a person for advantage, wounding with intent to inflict grievous bodily harm, and assaulting a police occasioning actual bodily harm.

The man was refused bail and is due to appear at Orange Local Court on Saturday.

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