Po­lice as­saulted on street

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

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.

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