2GB RAY HADLEY EXCLUSIVE
Ray Hadley has revealed a horrific attack on police where the offenders have been released on bail.
On Saturday night, two officers were called to the Patonga Hotel on the Central Coast to help remove a drunk patron.
When they arrived, they were allegedly set upon by a group of up to six people.
One officer was held on the ground and choked until he was almost unconscious.
A security guard who tried to help the officers was also attacked and has been hospitalised with a broken jaw.
Police only managed to take control of the situation by using capsicum spray, a taser and their batons.
Three of the men were arrested on the night and refused bail by police.
Despite facing extremely serious charges and prosecutors opposing bail, two of the men were inexplicably allowed to walk free the very next day.
Luke Robert Maloney was one of the alleged offenders, with Gosford Magistrate Peter Barnett somehow granting him bail.
The media has been kept in the dark on the issue, with no official statement on the incident being released by police.
There is CCTV footage of the attack which has been described by hardened police officers as “quite confronting”.
Police Association NSW Lead Organiser Jon Goddard tells Ray Hadley he’s “absolutely disgusted”.
“Our members have had an absolute gutful of being attacked and then not being backed up and supported by the judiciary under our bail laws.
“If he’s willing to attack police like that, what is he willing to do with the rest of the community.”
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