Man sets dog on police

A 27-year-old Nowra man who allegedly urged a dog to attack police has been charged.

At about 11.30pm on Saturday police attended a home in Burr Avenue, Nowra about a disturbance in which a man had threatened to assault a woman.

Police alleged that while speaking with the man he urged his dog to attack them.

They said the dog ran towards an officer and took on an aggressive stance.

Police told a woman present to retrieve the dog before it bit police.

They said the man then used offensive language towards the officers and also threatened one of them.

Police arrested the man and took him to Nowra Police Station where he was charged with set on, urge dog to attack, use offensive language in a public place, intimidate police officer in the execution of duty and intimidate with the intention of causing fear or physical harm.

He was granted conditional bail to appear before Nowra Local Court on July 21.

Police have asked anyone with information about this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: