Queensland Police reportedly charged a 28 year old Victorian man in Surfers Paradise overnight. The arrest happened during a patrol of the Surfers Paradise Safe Night Precinct at 9:20pm, after the man, who had been subject to a weapons search allegedly struck a 34 year old male Senior Constable in the face, knocking him unconscious.
The man was charged with one count of serious assault police and contravene direction or requirement along with three counts of obstruct police. He was denied police bail and is due to appear in Southport Magistrates Court Monday 18 April 2022. He was also issued with a banning notice from the Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach Safe Night Precincts.
The Senior Constable remains in a stable condition in hospital with a serious facial injury.