Police officers assaulted after Huntly pursuit

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A man has been charged with injuring two police officers after allegedly attacking them in Huntly with a metal pipe.

Both officers suffered moderate injuries after being attacked by the driver of the vehicle, which initially refused to stop.

Police pursued the car for a short time and pulled over the vehicle in Paki St about 2:15am on Wednesday.

"The male driver was immediately aggressive and assaultive with the two officers and they had to use pepper spray and Taser to control him," a police spokesman said.

"While this was happening the male passenger from the vehicle has armed himself with a metal pipe and attacked the officers from behind."

Both officers received moderate injuries and were transported to Waikato Hospital.  One has since been released.

Inspector Naila Hassan said the pipe used in the attack had been recovered and the accused now faced two charges of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

"Police work tirelessly to keep our communities safe and acts of violence like this against our officers are unacceptable," she said.

The man will appear in Hamilton District Court on Thursday, while the 30-year-old driver was also arrested and charged with assault and driving offences.

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