Queensland Teens Assault Cops At Unruly Party
Queensland police have slammed the behaviour of teenagers who attacked officers at a house party on the Gold Coast, saying it's fortunate nobody was seriously injured.
The incident occurred early on Tuesday morning when a group of uninvited people crashed a house party at Upper Coomera.
Inspector Scott MacQueen said the group became belligerent when they were told to move on, and surrounded the two officers.
Four teenagers have been charged after two police officers were allegedly assaulted at Upper Coomera in the early hours of this morning. https://t.co/m7cPW4qFK5— Queensland Police (@QldPolice) January 15, 2018
The 29-year-old female constable was allegedly punched in the face and grabbed around the neck while her 25-year-old male colleague was punched and kicked.
A third male officer was also assaulted when he arrived to provide back-up support.
Insp MacQueen said it was lucky the three received only minor injuries.
"It's fortunate that the injuries weren't of a more serious nature, however It's totally unacceptable that our officers go to work to do their job and be targeted by this sort of behaviour," he said.
Three 18-year-old women and a 17-year-old male have been charged with various offences including serious assault of police.
Insp MacQueen said more charges could still be laid.
The 17-year-old will appear in the Southport Magistrates Court on Tuesday, while the women will appear on February 5.