'There are people who don't respect the uniform': Sydney's most dangerous areas for police

By Sally Rawsthorne

Liverpool, where a 24-year-old police officer was allegedly stabbed and "slashed" in the neck by the son of a man he had gone to arrest on Tuesday, is one of Sydney's riskiest areas for police.

Constable Jacob Vella and his partner went to a house in Sadleir, in south-west Sydney, with a court warrant to arrest Rick Constantino, 58, on Tuesday morning when he was allegedly stabbed in the hand and "slashed in the neck" by the wanted man's son. Police said Rory Constantino, 27, used a "crude, homemade weapon" in the attack.

The warrant related to an alleged failure to appear in court after a Community Corrections Order.

Police said Rory Constantino has been charged with wounding person with intent to resist arrest, wounding police officer executing duty "reckless as to actual bodily harm", wilfully obstructing an officer in the execution of their duty, two counts of assaulting an officer in the execution of their duty and two counts of resisting an officer in execution of their duty.

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