Tamworth couple clash with police

A TAMWORTH couple has a double date with a magistrate later this month after clashing with police over the weekend.

At 8pm on Saturday officers were called to a house in Quinn St, West Tamworth, following “numerous” complaints about loud music.

Upon arrival, police were approached by a 28-year-old man, who allegedly unleashed a torrent of abuse directed both at the officers and neighbours.

Police say that after refusing to quiet down or produce identification, the man was arrested for offensive language and for the purpose of establishing his identity.

As officers attempted to load the man into their vehicle, police allege his de facto partner appeared on the scene and attempted to interfere.

The woman was “forcibly removed” to allow her partner to be taken to the police station, where he was charged with offensive language and resisting arrest.

During the charging process, the 26-year-old woman turned up at the station and also allegedly refused requests to produce identification.

She was arrested and charged with wilfully obstructing police, resisting arrest and offensive language.

The duo will appear in Tamworth Local Court on June 23.