Teens charged after alleged police assault

October 9, 2022 2:17 pm in by
Local News

Two men have been charged following the alleged serious assault of a police officer in Maroochydore on Friday afternoon, October 7.

Around 2.15pm at a Horton Parade shopping complex, investigators will allege two officers approached three men after identifying one was wanted on outstanding matters. When taking two of the men into custody, a 19-year-old Morayfield man allegedly struck a 52-year-old male officer over the head with a glass bottle, causing him to fall to the ground and sustain a deep laceration to the forehead.

An off-duty officer assisted by shopping centre security took the man into custody moments later.

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Police will also allege an 18-year-old Nambour man violently resisted arrest by obstructing police who deployed a taser and OC spray.

An 19-year-old Morayfield man was charged with three counts of serious assault police officer, one count of serious assault police officer causing bodily harm and two counts each of unlawful possession of a weapons cat D/H/R (modified replica pistol). He was denied police bail and will appear in Maroochydore Magistrates court on Monday October 10.  

An 18-year-old Nambour man was charged with one count each of serious assault police officer by biting/spitting, obstruct police and authority required to possess explosives (ammunition). He was granted police bail and will appear in Maroochydore Magistrates court on Wednesday October 26.

The officer has since been released from hospital and is recovering and in good spirits.