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Defence Force officer ‘assaulted’

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An Australian Defence Force officer who claimed to have been assaulted while in uniform by two men in Sydney’s west has withdrawn his complaint to police.

Previously, police reported that the 41-year-old ADF serving member was in full uniform when he was approached by two men of Middle Eastern appearance in Bella Vista on Thursday morning.

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The officer told police he was threatened and assaulted about 6.30am, leaving him with minor bruising.

Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin has apologised for the incident.

ADF officers warned when wearing uniform

The Australian Defence Force has warned personnel to be careful when wearing their uniform in public following an alleged attack on an officer.

A Defence spokesperson says officers have been told to use their judgment when considering going out in uniform.

Police say a 41-year-old officer was in full uniform when he was allegedly assaulted by two men of Middle Eastern appearance in Bella Vista on Thursday morning.

The officer told police he was threatened and assaulted about 6.30am, leaving him with minor bruising.

Defence last week raised the alert level at all its bases and establishments.

The move came after the national terrorism public alert level was increased to high.

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