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'PNG lawless' to the core
Sydney's police are calling the alleged assault "disgusting, cowardly and incredibly sad".
The man has been charged with battery to commit assault.
Police Superintendent Dave Gascoyne said the assault was not in relation to his police work, but was against an Aboriginal culture.
"PNG lawless, racist and destructive is the name that some think that the victim, the victim of an assault, has," he said.
"The victim was a very respected member of our community and was trying to do his job."
Mr Gascoyne said he would appeal the charges because of the "dramatic circumstances".
"We're saying he should be protected from this and he's not," he said.
"His life is at risk, the way he's being treated and I've asked for the charges to be rescinded because he's a man of character."
He said there was no indication the man was a gang member.
But NSW police spokesman Detective Commissioner Mick Fuller said no one had ever been charged with a crime in New South Wales over a non-specific assault.
Topics: crime, law-crime-and-justice, nsw, sydney-2000
Vandalism blamed on drunken revellers at a concert in Brisbane
Brisbane fire crews are investigating the theft of $10,000 worth of cannabis from a woman's kitchen.
Two teenage girls, aged around 17 and 18, climbed into the bedroom of the woman's unit at a house in a suburb of Brisbane at about 6.30pm Saturday.
Their equipment was used for an "explosion drill" and the young girls threw it to the ground near her kitchen before walking through to a nearby farmhouse.
At about 6.45pm, they returned and smashed the garden door down before trying to steal the growler of cannabis from the farmhouse.
"We were getting into the building and the ladies said to the guy holding the growler 'Don't bother,'" she said.
"He was really pissed off and he threw his beer in, hit me with the beer and said, 'You don't get to smoke in my house'."
At about 7.50pm, the two girls attempted to steal a pair of shoes again, but the pair were knocked out by firefighters.
The pair fled into the house and were reported missing at about 8.10pm.
No arrests have been made in connection with the incident.
A woman from the house was reported missing by her neighbour at about 9.50pm.
Police have taken the pair into their apartment at the same time and investigators believe the pair may have been taken away from the property.
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