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Man charged for allegedly punching a police dog called Mona during a call out

Brave police dog named Mona finds a wanted man hiding under a house – but the alleged domestic abuser ‘chokes and punches the German Shepherd’

  • Police were called to a home in Kempsey, on NSW’s Mid North Coast, on Sunday
  • Following inquiries, they conducted a search of the home with police dog Mona
  • Mona indicated to her handler that someone was hiding underneath the house
  • While under the home, it is alleged a man punched her and she reeled backwards
  • A 46-year-old man has been charged with seven offences to face court Monday 

A wanted man has been charged after allegedly punching a police dog called Mona that found him hiding underneath a house.  

Police were called to a house in Kempsey, on NSW’s Mid North Coast, about 12.45am Sunday morning to reports of a domestic disturbance.  

Upon arrival, police made inquiries and decided to carry out a search of the home with Mona’s assistance. 

After a short search, the German Shepherd gave an indication to its handler that there was someone underneath the house.

A 46-year-old man has been charged after allegedly punching police dog (Mona) during an investigation into a domestic violence incident at a West Kempsey home on Sunday morning

As the dog searched under the home, police allege the man punched it with such force that it reeled backwards. 

Police allege that when the dog went back to the man, he grabbed it by the throat and pinned it to the ground.

The police dog handler went to assist his companion and the man allegedly tried to punch him but missed.

The man was eventually placed under arrest and taken to Kempsey Police Station.

The 46-year-old West Kempsey man was charged with seven offences, including contravene apprehended domestic violence order and two acts of animal cruelty.

He was also charged with resisting an officer in the execution of duty and breach of bail.

The man was refused bail and appeared at Port Macquarie Local Court on Sunday.

He was formally refused bail to face Kempsey Local Court on Monday.

The man was arrested and taken to Kempsey Police Station (pictured). He was refused bail to face Kempsey Local Court on Monday

The man was arrested and taken to Kempsey Police Station (pictured). He was refused bail to face Kempsey Local Court on Monday

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