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Cronulla wedding fight sees ‘police officer punched by guest’

A man has been charged after allegedly punching a policeman in the chest at a wild wedding reception. 

Police were called to the Elouera Surf Life Saving Club on Mitchell Road in Cronulla, in Sydney’s south-east, after 10.30pm following reports of a brawl outside the venue.

Officers arrived and issued two men – aged 26 and 55 – with move on directions.

The younger of the men then allegedly punched a police officer in the chest.

A man has been charged after allegedly punching a police officer at Elouera Surf Life Saving Club (pictured) in Cronulla

A man has been charged after allegedly punching a police officer at Elouera Surf Life Saving Club (pictured) in Cronulla

He continued to resist police, allegedly pushing a male constable to the ground and charging at a leading senior constable.

The leading senior constable injured his wrist and knees and was taken to Sutherland District Hospital for treatment. 

Police used pepper spray to subdue the man before he was arrested and taken to Sutherland Police Station. 

He was charged with two counts of resist or hinder police officer in the execution of duty, failing to comply with direction and two counts of assaulting a police officer in execution of duty.

He was refused bail to appear before Parramatta Bail Court on Sunday.

Police investigations into the incident are ongoing.

The 26-year-old was given a move on direction but resisted and allegedly hit a senior constable (stock image)

The 26-year-old was given a move on direction but resisted and allegedly hit a senior constable (stock image)

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