A 20-year-old man has been remanded in custody over an incident in which a police officer was stabbed in Wendouree on Thursday night.
Samuel Hayward appeared in the Ballarat Magistrates Court in a blue jumpsuit before magistrate Michelle Hodgson.
Giving evidence, Detective Senior Constable Troy Wickham said Mr Hayward was approached by two police officers over nine outstanding warrants about 9.30pm outside the Hungry Jack's restaurant on the corner of Howitt and Gillies streets.
Police at the scene of the stabbing in Wendouree. Photo: ALEX HAMER
Senior Detective Wickham said Mr Hayward was in the front seat of a car and was asked to step out by police. Mr Hayward resisted police and was subdued with capsicum spray.
A 17-year-old girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, then assaulted a police officer before running off.
Senior Detective Wickham said another police officer came to the aid of the first member and was stabbed in the leg and cut in the face by the 17-year-old girl.
Both were then arrested and taken to Ballarat police station.
Mr Hayward was remanded in custody for further mention on August 7.
Defence counsel Mike Wardell said custody issues included his age, appearance and the fact he could be withdrawing from a drug of dependence.
The 17-year-old girl was also remanded in custody to appear in a Children's Court on July 21.