Police Officers Hospitalised After Alleged Assault At Listen Out Festival

Two police officers were hospitalised after a 27-year-old man allegedly assaulted them at the Sydney leg of Listen Out festival at the weekend.

According to a statement from NSW Police, two officers stopped a man at the festival in Centennial Park at around 6:30pm on Saturday, before a second man allegedly assaulted both officers.

One officer suffered a broken nose and facial injuries, while the other suffered a bruised jaw and forehead, as well as concussion. They were treated at Prince Of Wales Hospital and St Vincent’s Hospital respectively.

The alleged offender was arrested and taken to Maroubra Police Station, charged with affray, assault of a police officer in execution of duty causing actual bodily harm and assault of a police officer. He has been granted conditional bail and is due to appear at Waverley Local Court on Wednesday, 25th October.

NSW Police has told Music Feeds that 164 people were searched at the Sydney leg of Listen Out 2017, with 113 allegedly being caught with prohibited drugs. Three people were also charged with supplying a prohibited drug.

One person was charged with indecent assault at the event, while two others were charged with assault and two others for allegedly assaulting police. One person was charged for offensive behaviour, while four people were taken to hospital for minor health problems.

Police were “disappointed” with the number of people found with drugs at Listen Out in Melbourne last week, despite the numbers being on the lower end of the spectrum. A man was also allegedly caught with Vegemite-smeared drugs attached to his penis at the event.

Gallery: Listen Out 2016 – Melbourne / Photos: Nikki Williams

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