NSW cop savagely bitten

An incident in Brighton-Le-Sands which saw a female police officer savagely assaulted and bitten highlights the need for the NSW Government to make urgent legislative changes to minimise the time cops and their families are forced to wait for the results of infectious disease testing.

The officer will now have to wait six months for the details of an infectious test to return to find out if anything has been transmitted to her.

This assault is the latest in a string of attacks on police in recent weeks, a number of which have also resulted in officers being bitten.

The Police Association is calling for changes to legislation that would allow offenders who attack police in incidents like these to themselves be tested for infectious diseases. The change would allow police to find out if they’re at risk much sooner.