A police officer has been assaulted while attempting to arrest a man following an alleged domestic violence incident at Lake Macquarie.

Officers were called to an address in Windale at 7.00pm on Sunday and were attempting to arrest a 25-year-old man when it’s alleged he threw a punch at a male officer, hitting him in the side of the head.

The injured officer and 2 others managed to overcome the man and arrest him.

He was taken to Belmont Police Station where he’s been refused bail to face Belmont Local Court today (Monday 22 February 2021) charged with 2 counts of assault police, resist police, malicious damage, stalking and intimidation.

The injured officer was taken to Belmont Hospital for treatment and has since been released.