9 Sep 2018

Man arrested in Invercargill after police officer assaulted

7:04 pm on 9 September 2018

A police officer in Invercargill was assaulted and knocked unconscious early this morning.

Two officers on patrol about 2.30am were assaulted by a man at the intersection of Dee and Don Streets.

The officer who was knocked unconscious was taken to hospital and released a few hours later.

A 20-year-old man was arrested and charged with aggravated wounding and aggravated assault, police said.

He is due to appear in the district court tomorrow.