TWO men accused of bashing an off-duty police officer at a local cafe will fight the charges in court.
Dale Ross Toomey and William Toomey are each facing allegations of assault police occasioning actual bodily harm (ABH) and offensive language, while Dale also faces an additional count of intimidation.
The pair, aged 44 and 18, pleaded not guilty to the charges after fronting Wee Waa Local Court for the first time.
William admitted to one charge of possessing a prohibited drug.
Police allege the senior constable suffered bruising and swelling to his face after he was confronted at the Danger Street cafe in Pilliga, at about 10am on April 9.
Officers allege the men punched the senior constable, who was off-duty at the time, several times to the face before witnesses intervened.
The pair then left the cafe and were later arrested.
Magistrate Bruce Williams ordered police to compile a brief of evidence and adjourned the case to later this month.
The pair remain on bail.