Teen charged with serious assault police

March 10, 2023 7:32 am in by

A Tannum Sands man has been charged following a night out.

It’s alleged around 3am on March 5, police were patrolling the Gladstone Safe Night Precinct when they observed the 18-year-old being treated by Nightwatch Chaplains for a head injury.

He allegedly swore at police when they checked on him, before running away and becoming involved in an altercation with members of the public and attempting to instigate a fight.

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It is further alleged the teen pushed a member of the public and punched one of the police officers, before being arrested and restrained.

The 18-year-old is accused of threatening to bite police and a Nightwatch Chaplain when they tried to apply first air.

When placed in the back of the police vehicle, the man allegedly began headbutting the perspex dividing screen and spitting.

Upon arrival at the Gladstone watch house, he allegedly spat on the floor multiples times, headbutted a police officer and kicked the officer in the torso.

Paramedics attended and then took him to the Gladstone Base Hospital with police, where it is alleged the teen attempted to bite a police officer’s arm, before being sedated.

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He has been charged with one count public nuisance, five counts of serious assault police and two counts wilful damage police property.

The teen has been granted bail and is set to appear in the Gladstone Magistrates Court on March 27.


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