Townsville Police Punched, Kicked, Spat On

More than three police officers a week are being punched, kicked and spat on by criminals in Townsville.

In the space of a month, more than a dozen officers have been seriously assaulted on the job, including three who were spat on in two days, one who was punched in the face outstide a nightclub and another who was pushed into a car, shattering a window with their arm.

Figures obtained exclusively by the Townsville Bulletin reveal 168 officers have been assaulted in the Townsville police district in the past year, not including the latest offences.

The figures from June 1, 2014, to May 31 this year show 11 assaults occasioning bodily harm, 73 serious assaults and 84 assaults against police.

Read more in Townsville Bulletin.


Ed: “police deserve respect, not aggression, in performing their duties in protecting the community”

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