Four teenagers have been arrested after a senior police officer was allegedly assaulted in Sydney’s Northern Beaches overnight.
Police were called to McDonald’s in Warriewood just before midnight, after reports a fight had broken out between a large group of teenagers inside.
A chief inspector was ushering a group of five teenagers away from the restaurant when he was attacked, causing him to fall to the ground.
One of the teenagers allegedly stole the officer’s phone – which had dropped from his pocket – before the group ran away.
A 17-year-old male was arrested following a chase on foot on Walsh Street, North Narrabeen, just after 1am, and taken to Manly Police Station.
Police arrested a second 17-year-old boy and a 16-year-old boy at a home in North Narrabeen two hours later.
A fourth teenager – aged 16 – was arrested in Warriewood, just before 4.30am.
They have all been taken to Manly Police Station where police said they are assisting with inquiries.
The chief inspector sustained minor injuries and a constable involved in the foot pursuit sustained head and knee injuries and was taken to hospital for treatment.