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Man attacks officer with wooden axe handle after being arrested

A man arrested by police after a vehicle pursuit near Campbelltown allegedly used a wooden axe handle to assault one of the officers.

The 44 year old has now been charged with 23 offences including nine counts of larceny.

He also faces charges of malicious damage, break and enter, assaulting police, using an offensive weapon to avoid lawful detention, take and drive conveyance, goods in custody, drug possession and police pursuit.

He was refused bail and will appear in Campbelltown Local Court today.

About 1.50pm yesterday, Tuesday, June 25, officers from Campbelltown Police Area Command attempted to pull over a Toyota Hilux on Woodlands Road, St Helens Park.

The driver failed to stop.

A pursuit was initiated and then quickly terminated when the vehicle stopped outside a home on Meredith Crescent, St Helens Park, and the driver attempted to flee on foot.

Officers arrested the driver who allegedly produced a wooden axe handle and assaulted one of the officers causing an injury to his hand.

Upon searching the man, police will allege they located an amount of methamphetamine.

He was taken to Campbelltown Police Station where further inquiries took place.

A search of his Meredith Crescent home allegedly uncovered a large amount of stolen property including power tools.

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