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Man Charged With Assaulting Officer, Police Dog In QLD

A man has been charged after allegedly assaulting a police officer and punching a police dog as he resisted arrest in Cairns, Queensland.

It will be alleged the man was apprehended breaking into a property in the Bentley Park area on Thursday morning.

During the arrest he punched a male officer in the face several times before fleeing the scene into a neighbouring yard.

Police will further allege the man punched a police dog and spat at another officer as he was being placed into a police vehicle.

A male constable was taken to Cairns Hospital for treatment of facial injuries.

A 32-year-old Bentley Park man has been charged with one count each of serious assault of a police officer causing bodily harm, serious assault of police by spitting, serious assault of police, burglary and possessing tainted property.

He is due to appear in Cairns Magistrates Court later on Friday.

AAP

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