A teenage boy has been charged after allegedly breaking an officer's nose during the search for a wanted man in Gunnedah.
On Tuesday morning, around 11am, officers attached to Western Operations High Risk Domestic Violence Offender Team attended a home on Edward Street to make inquiries about a wanted person.
Upon entering the home, it is alleged a 16-year-old boy, pushed an officer in the back.
Officers used capsicum spray to subdue the boy who was arrested.
When assisted to his feet, it is alleged the boy headbutted the officer.
The officer attended Gunnedah Hospital for treatment to a broken nose.
The boy was taken to Gunnedah Police Station where he was charged with resist arrest, assault police officer in the execution of duty causing actual bodily harm, and assault officer in the execution of duty.
He was bail refused to appear at a Children's Court yesterday.