Pair charged af­ter cop hit

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

TWO peo­ple have been charged af­ter lash­ing out at a po­lice of­fi­cer at the Townsville Cup. A 23- year- old woman and a 22- year- old man were ar­rested on two counts of se­ri­ous as­sault po­lice and one count of se­ri­ous as­sault po­lice caus­ing bod­ily harm.

Stu­art Po­lice of­fi­cer- in- charge Se­nior Sergeant Gavin Oates said the male po­lice of­fi­cer was break­ing up a dis­tur­bance at the races about 3pm on Satur­day when the in­ci­dent oc­curred. “One per­son has at­tacked him and then a third party has come in and kicked the of­fi­cer,” he said.

“There were only mi­nor in­juries re­ceived by the of­fi­cer. The male has struck the of­fi­cer in the face.”

Sen- Sgt Oates said for the most part pa­trons at the Townsville Cup were well be­haved.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.