Launceston man remanded for assault on off-duty police officer

A 22-year-old Launceston man was remanded in custody following an incident involving an off-duty police officer in the Launceston CBD on Friday night.

The man appeared in an out of hours session of the Launceston Magistrates Court this morning charged with one count of Criminal Code Assault, 2 counts of Common Assault and one count of Unlawfully Use a Dangerous Article in a Public Place.

The man was not required to enter a plea and was remanded to re-appear in the Launceston Magistrates Court tomorrow at 2.15pm.