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POLICE CASUALTIES TAKEN TO HOSPITAL

Four police officers had to be taken to hospital for treatment after two separate assaults in Perth suburbs over the weekend.

Police said two officers were called to a property in Bower Street, Doubleview about 3pm yesterday amid reports of a man damaging property with a shovel.

While the officers were speaking with the complainant, police allege a 57-year-old man appeared and began to damage the police vehicle with the shovel. 

He then allegedly turned on the police, striking a female officer to her head and the male officer was struck on his arm.

The officers deployed the Taser in an attempt to subdue the man.

The 57-year-old Doubleview man was arrested and charged. The female officer sustained a deep gash to her head, and required sutures. The male officer required stitches for a deep gash to his arm.

In a separate incident, police were called to a property in Princess Road, Balga about 11pm last night following up on reports of a disturbance.

Two females were taken into custody, and while at the Mirrabooka Police Station, police allege one of the females has bitten an officer on the arm. Another officer received a laceration in the incident.

A 16-year-old girl was charged.

Both officers required medical treatment for their injuries.

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