The assault occurred on a street in the city of Broken Hill in New South Wales, near Adelaide.

The police constable James Wheatley was approaching the woman to hand over an apprehended violence order, a court order similar to the UK’s ASBO. 

Wheatley said that mum Franklin Jane Bugmy, 41, rammed him with her pram and threw a quiche at his knee ‘with force’.

“The quiche was thrown down to save my baby from tipping out of the pram.” said Bugmy, according to ABC News.

Bugmy claimed that she threw the savoury pastry pie at the officer in panic saying “I had no room to move.”

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