Shocking video has emerged of the moment a man attacked two police officers in the street in Sydney’s west.
The footage appeared on the Humans of Bankstown Facebook page and shows a man kneeing and punching the two female officers.
The incident occurred near the Hoyts Cinema on Jacobs Street, Bankstown just before midday on Monday, when two senior constables on patrol in the area saw a man standing in the middle of the road.
A man in a red hoodie can be seen violently kneeing a female police office in the head while a fellow female officer goes to her aid
Police were attempting to move on the man, who had been standing in the middle of Jacob Street Terrace, Bankstown just before midday on Monday
The officers approached the man to move on from the middle of the street when he suddenly attacked them.
‘The man allegedly punched and kicked both officers, who used OC spray in an attempt to subdue him, before he ran from the area and boarded a train,’ NSW Police said in a statement.
Filmed from a parked car, the man in a red hoodie can be seen violently kneeing a female police office in the head while a fellow female officer goes to her aid.
The second officer then gets on her police radio to call for help.
The man is then seen running away in the distance as the policewoman who was attacked hunches over feeling her face.
This afternoon police arrested a 43-year-old man at Yagoona and took him to Bankstown Police Station.
He then allegedly assaulted a third officer, a 32-year-old male senior constable, while in custody.
The male officer – and the two female officers from the Bankstown Police Transport Command, aged 30 and 32 – all attended Bankstown Hospital for treatment.
‘Charges are expected to be laid and inquiries into the incident are continuing,’ NSW Police said.
Police urged anyone with information about the incident to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.