A DRUNK and injured man who assaulted police while they were trying to help him has been charged with assaulting police and using offensive language.
At about 9.23pm on Saturday police received several calls about a man suffering from head injuries in Stuart Street, Nowra.
They arrived to find the 30-year-old Port Kembla man lying on the floor of the lounge room and bleeding from the head.
He lashed out at Ambulance officers who tried to treat and bandage his head injury.
While kicking and punching the man hit a policeman in the nose causing it to bleed.
Police restrained him and took him to Shoalhaven Hospital for treatment.
Shoalhaven detectives are investigating as to how the man received his injuries.