Police assaulted on street
TWO Mossman police were seriously assaulted when 22-year-old David Solomon allegedly resisted arrest at the Mossman laundromat on Tuesday.
Senior Constable Mathew Smith and Constable Will Devlin attended a call relating to public nuisance from people at the Mossman Front St business on Tuesday afternoon.
Police had spoken with the same group earlier that day for allegedly consuming alcohol in a public place at George Davis Park.
Mossman CIB Detective-sergeant Trevor Perham said Solomon, from Forest Creek, punched Senior Constable Smith in the face a number of times before tackling Constable Devlin and knocking him to the ground on the footpath.
“Senior Constable Smith received facial injuries and Constable Devlin suffered a laceration to his arm, which required six-stiches,” he said.
“They deployed capsicum spray and taser at Mr Solomon who was overpowered, handcuffed and taken to Mossman police station where he was charged.”
He was charged with one count of public nuisance, two counts of obstruct police and two counts of seriously assaulting police officers and one charge of wilfully damaging property, for the damage cause at the laundromat.
Solomon was taken to the Cairns Watch House and faced the Cairns Magistrate’s Court yesterday where he was remanded in custody until March 14.