An off-duty police officer has been charged with assault following an incident outside a hotel on Sydney's northern beaches last night.
The 32-year-old man became involved in a dispute between a couple after he and his friends were ejected from a Newport hotel just before 11.00pm (AEDT).
He allegedly assaulted a 21-year-old woman and then assaulted her partner, aged 20.
The charge relates to the alleged assault against the 20-year-old man.
The off-duty officer was arrested and taken to Dee Why Police Station where he has been charged with assault.
He has been conditionally bailed to appear in North Sydney Local Court on January 14.
The woman was taken to Mona Vale Hospital for treatment for head injuries and has since been discharged.