Serial pest Peter Hore has stormed a NSW corruption inquiry, leaving a police officer in hospital.
The special constable was bleeding from the head after he tried to restrain the troublemaker, who barged into the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) hearing room just before 11am (AEDT) on Friday screaming about his “brother” and a death in Newcastle.
Hore was charged on Friday with assaulting a law enforcement officer, for offensive conduct and inflicting actual bodily harm.
He has had his bail refused and will face Central Local Court on Saturday.
The injured officer was taken away from the ICAC’s Sydney CBD offices by ambulance while Hore was led from the seventh floor in handcuffs.
“We’re the second coming,” he yelled.
“Stop trying to assault me … Don’t try to break my wrist.”
He was later seen banging on the walls of the paddy wagon in which he was transported from the building.
The injured officer is at St Vincent’s Hospital recovering from what are described as minor injuries.
The body of Hore’s 52-year-old housemate was last week found hog-tied and half-naked at a cricket ground in Newcastle.
Police have previously said there was no suggestion Hore had any involvement in the man’s death and on Friday said Anthony Richard Dent, 53, was wanted for the alleged murder.
ICAC Commissioner Megan Latham, who was asked to leave the hearing room as Hore was tackled to the ground on Friday morning, returned to call an adjournment and said some staff were “traumatised”.
Hore wore a long beard and a t-shirt with the letters “WTF” and told reporters he was “only trying to introduce myself”.
A woman who arrived at the commission with Hore later told reporters she did not speak English.
The notorious gatecrasher has disrupted a string of major events including the Melbourne Cup, the funeral of rock singer Michael Hutchence and the Socceroos’ 1997 World Cup qualifier against Iran.