A woman allegedly bit two police officers and a dog attacked a third when they responded to a suburban property following reports of a house fire.
Emergency services were called to the Mitchie Crescent address in South Hedland, on Western Australia’s Pilbara coast, shortly after 1am on Friday.
The 43-year-old woman is accused of biting two officers, one on the hand and one on the arm, when they arrived at the property.
He also allegedly threw sand in another person’s eyes.
A woman has been charged with biting two police officers who responded to reports of a house fire at an address in Mitchie Crescent, South Hedland, shortly after 1am on Friday.
A dog was also involved in the incident, leaving another officer with minor injuries.
The woman has been charged with three counts of assaulting a public official and one count of obstructing a public official and is due to appear at South Hedland Magistrates’ Court on February 28.
It is believed that several people were in the house when the fire started.
The property was fully consumed when emergency services arrived at the scene and the fire is not being treated as suspicious.
It comes as the street was rocked by a horrific domestic violence incident in August last year.
Police were called to a home on Mitchie Crescent following reports that a 41-year-old woman was suffering from multiple stab wounds.
She was rushed to hospital and suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
The woman’s partner, 45, was found dead near an abandoned church next door. It is understood that she took her own life.
Witnesses posted on Facebook that they had stumbled upon the horrific scene shortly after it happened.
“Their bodies were on the ground,” they said. “She was outside, on the grass, in plain sight.”
Another officer was attacked by a dog, suffering minor injuries, while a fourth had sand thrown in the eyes of a 43-year-old woman.