Man found not guilty of trying to kill Gold Coast cop

A man accused of attempting to kill a female Police officer on the Gold Coast has been found not guilty of attempted murder.

Daniel Luke White Mayne was accused of pulling a gun on Constable Dorothy Squires in the carpark of the Solaire apartment building in Surfers Paradise in January 2017.

His trial heard Constable Squires and her colleague, Constable Simoen Pickering attempted to arrest White Mayne, believing he was carrying stolen goods.


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A violent struggle followed with the court told White Mayne grabbed a revolver from a bag.

Constable Squires then drew her revolver, firing four shots at White Mayne, hitting him twice including through the scrotum.

Prosecutors said White Mayne then fired a single shot in the direction of the officer after he was wounded.

Giving evidence during the trial, Constable Squires said she thought she was going to die.

After a week of evidence, the jury retired on Wednesday to consider its verdict.

It returned on Thursday afternoon, clearing White Mayne of the attempted murder charge, but finding him guilty of the lesser charge of attempted striking to resist arrest.

He’ll be sentenced at a later date.

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