Images and confrontation sequences of policemen struggling to deal with the devastating ice epidemic that rages in Australia's regional areas have emerged.
The NSW Police Association published a photo and footage of two separate incidents to shed light on the nation's ice epidemic.
Polair images obtained by The Daily Telegraph of an incident in a house on the central coast in April 2017 show a man who appears to be under the influence of ice attacking the police when five officers attempt to arrest him.
This senior agent was taken to the hospital after he was allegedly attacked when he answered a call in Muswellbrook.
The five officers keep the man on the floor for several minutes before pulling him away from the house and taking him to a police car.
The police association also posted a shocking photograph of a bloody policeman in the hospital after he was allegedly attacked and pushed down a flight of stairs when he answered a call in Muswellbrook, in the upper part of the Hunter region last month.
The officer is still recovering from the incident and is currently in restricted functions.
A 22-year-old woman and a 24-year-old man appear in court in connection with the alleged incident.
The New South Wales Police Association also published a map of ice areas in New South Wales, which lists Narrandera in the Riverina region of the state that has the highest rate of use or possession of amphetamines in New South Wales at 502 per 100,000 people, based on the BOSCAR figures.
Polair's images of an incident in a house on the central coast in April 2017 show a man under the influence of ice attacking the police
Sydney is the second, followed by the regional areas of Moree Plains, Edward River and Gilgandra.
& # 39; He (ice) dominates our work; It has links to domestic violence, mental health incidents, road deaths, home and business robberies, organized crime, and is destroying lives, "Tony King Police Association president The Daily Telegraph said.
"Local police are so stretched that they are drowning only with the symptoms of ice and users instead of focusing their efforts on the supply chain."
Five officers were needed to hold the man to the ground
Last week, the police association launched its online petition Back The Blue by calling New South Wales Police Minister Troy Grant to get more police on the street and less crime on the street.
Around 5000 requests have already been sent.
"Our police are working harder than ever to keep us safe, but a deficit in the number of police officers means they are being stretched to the limit," the petition says.
"Our local commandos, including those from regional areas, are also suffering as a result of years of inadequate resources, and the impact is felt not only within the police force, but also within our communities."
The NSW Police Association published Polair images of an incident on the central coast in 2017 as part of a desperate plea for more officers
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