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Policeman is kicked in the face in Liverpool

  • Police officer allegedly kicked in the face by a woman during an arrest in Sydney
  • Officers were called after the woman allegedly stole a wallet from another man
  • The arrest turned violent when the woman began kicking her legs around 

A police officer has allegedly been kicked in the face in an attempt to arrest a woman accused of stealing a wallet in Western Sydney.

The violent arrest occurred on Monday near Liverpool Railway Station around 5pm.

Police were called after a bystander helped a woman he thought was a victim, only to find out she had allegedly stolen a wallet from another man.

A police officer has been kicked in the face in an attempt to arrest a woman accused of stealing a wallet in Western Sydney

The violent arrest occurred on Monday near Liverpool Railway Station around 5pm

The violent arrest occurred on Monday near Liverpool Railway Station around 5pm

The arrest turned violent when the woman began to resist, allegedly kicking a police officer in the face during the scuffle.  

The woman can be seen kicking her legs around as officers try and calm her down.

The woman can be seen kicking her legs around as officers try and calm her down

The woman can be seen kicking her legs around as officers try and calm her down

Two officers can be seen trying to subdue to woman who yells: ‘Why am I under arrest?’

Nearly 2,500 cases of assault against police have occurred in the last year, 7 News reports.

Up to six officers are being assaulted every day, which NSW Police spokesman Scott Webber said is ‘morale sapping’.

‘We go out there, put our lives on the line to keep the community safe and sometimes this is how offenders treat us,’ he said.  

 

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