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Two Queensland Police Officers Injured Executing Arrest

Police have charged a 17-year-old man after an incident in which two female officers were injured at Normanton yesterday.

It will be alleged around 1pm officers attended a Dutton Street address to arrest a man on unrelated matters when he became aggressive, punching a female constable in the face.

He then allegedly pushed another female constable before biting her on the leg before being restrained and arrested a short time later.

The officers received medical treatment.

A 17-year-old Normanton man has been charged with two counts each of serious assault police and obstruct police. He appeared in the Mount Isa Magistrates Court today and has been bailed to reappear in Normanton Magistrates Court on September 21.

Mount Isa District Inspector Trevor Kidd said assaults on police were never acceptable.

“Remote policing is challenging enough without our officers being used as punching bags,” Inspector Kidd said.

“This sort of behaviour will not be tolerated.”

Source: myPolice QPS News.

Security Guard Attacked With Metal Pole In Townsville’s CBD


A Matarnee woman will front court after she allegedly struck a security guard in the back of the head with a metal pole.

The altercation broke out on Flinders Street early Sunday morning after the 23-year-old woman was refused entry to a licensed premises in the nightclub precinct.

She has been charged with assault occasioning bodily harm while armed, public nuisance and obstructing police.

She will appear in Townsville Magistrate’s Court on August 18.

Two More Officers Attacked In Townsville On Friday


Pleas for an end to Townsville’s ongoing spate of assaults on police are falling on deaf ears, with another two officers assaulted on Friday night.

Shockingly, one of the ­attacks was from a juvenile male, who allegedly kicked a 40-year-old female constable in the groin.

The Kirwan officer was also scratched on the hand after she attended a disturbance at Riverway at 9pm.

Two hours later capsicum spray had to be used to subdue a man when a male Townsville officer was assaulted while ­investigating a disturbance on Stokes St in the central business district.

The attacks are the latest in a string of assaults on police in Townsville, with nearly 200 since June 2014 in which police were spat on, punched, kicked and pushed.

Queensland Police Union president Ian Leavers called on greater protections for police.

Read more in Townsville Bulletin.

Northamptonshire Man Races With Knife At Police During ‘Routine’ Call, Jailed for 3.5 Years

A police body camera caught the horror which unfolded when PC Alex Prentice and PC Debbie Wishart were called to a disturbance in Corby, Northamptonshire.

The officers threatened Lee Vickers, 37, with pepper spray and told him to drop the knife – but instead he raced towards them.

Vickers swung at PC Prentice and hit his stab vest – three inches below his neck.

Prentice told the BBC’s Crimewatch on Tuesday: “It’s not the first time we have had to deal with an incident like this, but it is the first time I have been hit on the stab vest.

At one point chilling Vickers tells the cops: “Me and you now.”

Seconds later, Vickers turns his back which gives Prentice a chance to disarm him – and the arrest was made.

Read more and watch the video on Daily Star tabloid-like website.

Source: www.dailystar.co.uk

Ed – clear example of the need for more tasers

Woman Spat On Mackay Police Officer, Immediately Released on Parole

Police should be able to do their jobs without being assaulted by the people they’re trying to help.

This was the message from District Court Judge Deborah Richards for Sarah Kate Currie, who pleaded guilty to spitting on a Mackay police officer on November 5 last year.

“Police perform very difficult jobs and spitting is just disgusting full stop,” Judge Richards said. “They shouldn’t have to put up with that.”

Judge Richards said a term of imprisonment was called for but gave Currie the benefit of immediate parole.

Currie was convicted and jailed for 12 months to be released immediately on parole.

Read more in Daily Mercury.

Source: www.dailymercury.com.au

Police Face Extreme Violence From Methamphetamine Users

The ice scourge is fuelling ­escalating attacks on our police, with almost three-quarters of officers assaulted on the job in the past three years.

The drug is having a dangerous impact on front-line members, making criminals more violent and giving them “superhuman” strength.

In one instance, seven officers were needed to restrain a suspect high on the drug. Even capsicum spray is often ineffective.

Police Association of Victoria research, based on the responses of more than 3500 serving members, shows 90 per cent believe violence towards them has increased since 2012 — and 80 per cent feel more vulnerable and at risk. In recent cases:

  • An ice addict put a policeman going to the aid of a paramedic in hospital for a week with head injuries;
  • Glass fragments injured an officer’s eye when hurled at him after a soccer match;
  • Four male offenders pushed two policewomen to the ground and assaulted them while trying to escape cells at a suburban police station;
  • dog handler required hospital treatment when hit in the head with a piece of timber thrown from a balcony during a standoff.

Victoria Police said in a statement: “The unpredictable and often violent side-effects of ice use means our officers are being regularly confronted with dangerous situations during the course of their duties.

“While our members accept inherent risks involved in protecting the community, it is not acceptable for anyone to be assaulted at work.”

Read more in News.com.au.

Source: www.news.com.au

Queensland Police Chase of Syringe Carjacker Ends With a Taser Sting

A Police chase ended with a taser on Sunday after a man allegedly threatened Police and several citizens with syringes and attempted to steal a car with a baby in it.

Joseph Reginald Weldon of Glenella faces one count each of armed robbery, attempted armed robbery, common assault, assault or obstruct police, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, breach of bail conditions and two counts each of dangerous operation of a vehicle and driving while unlicensed.

Read more in The Morning Bulletin.

Source: www.themorningbulletin.com.au

Brisbane Man Threatens QPS Officers With a Knife

A man has been charged after he allegedly stole a car and threatened police with a knife in North Brisbane Monday afternoon.

Police were called to a club in Arana Hills in relation to a stolen vehicle. Identified by police, the man started running and threatened the officers with a knife.

In response, an officer drew their service firearm, instructing the man to drop the knife. No one was injured in the incident.

Read more in Courier Mail.

Source: www.couriermail.com.au

Launceston Police Assaulted And Threatened In Stand-off

Launceston man accused of having threatened to knife police and attack them with a toaster oven remains in custody. Police have charged the accused with the indictable offences of aggravated assault, having resisted police and having unlawfully destroyed property. Among other allegations, he is accused of having threatened to stab police with a knife and strike them with a toaster oven, having held police at bay for more than 12 hours and having trashed the walls, windows, furniture and fittings of a woman’s house.

Read more in The Examiner.

Source: www.examiner.com.au

WA Police Officer Assaulted By Woman Refusing To Exit Vehicle

A woman is alleged to have spat at an officer following a police pursuit through Victoria Park on Tuesday afternoon.

Police will allege the 49-year-old woman failed to stop along Oswald Street at around 4.45pm as officers attempted to pull over her Subaru station wagon. 
WA police spokeswoman Susan Usher said the driver refused to get out the car and as a last resort officers were forced to smash the passenger window to get the driver out.

It is alleged the woman then spat at an officer as she was being restrained.
The woman has been charged with one count of fail to stop, obstructing police and assaulting an officer. 

Source: au.news.yahoo.com