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A man faces trial on charges of assaulting a WA police officer


A man accused of assaulting a police officer who reportedly suffered a broken jaw appeared in court from a hospital bed.

Neil Graham Cahill, 52, has been charged with assaulting a police officer near the breakwater at Perth’s Hillarys Boat Harbor on Saturday night.

“It is alleged that a 52-year-old man approached and assaulted a police officer who was on duty at the time looking after another man at around 8.50pm,” police said in a statement on Sunday.

“The 44-year-old police officer suffered head injuries and was taken to Royal Perth Hospital for treatment.”

Mr Cahill, from Hocking, faced Perth Magistrates Court briefly on Sunday via audio link.

He did not apply for bail and the case was adjourned until Tuesday.

Originally published as A man faces trial accused of assaulting a Western Australian police officer


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