Police officer punched in the head 20 times in Surry Hills restaurant

A man who allegedly punched two police officers in Surry Hills on Sunday morning has been charged with assault.
Nanjing Night Net

Mii Metua Joseph Fortes, 27, was reportedly yelling obscenities at staff in a fast-food restaurant on Oxford Street when approached by the two plainclothes officers about 1.50am on Sunday.

The senior constables, both from Surry Hills Local Area Command, identified themselves as police officers before approaching him, a NSW Police spokeswoman said.

Mr Fortes then allegedly punched one of the officers on the head up to 20 times before forcing him to the ground. The officer sustained numerous cuts to his face.

Mr Fortes then allegedly turned his focus to the second police officer, running at him and allegedly punching him in the forehead. The officer was left with swelling and bruising to his face.

Neither officer was seriously injured and did not attend hospital.

The man was arrested after a number of other officers arrived at the scene.

He was taken to Surry Hills police station and charged with two counts of assaulting a police officer in execution of duty causing actual bodily harm and behaving in offensive manner.

He was refused bail and is due to appear in Parramatta Local Court on Sunday.

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