Man tasered after punching cops in Burleigh Heads

Police have been forced to draw their tasers on a man after he allegedly assaulted them in Burleigh Heads.

Officers were patrolling the Esplanade around 4.30pm on Sunday, when they asked a 31-year-old Brisbane man to move his van as it was blocking the footpath.

A Queensland Police spokesperson told myGC the man allegedly refused and became aggressive toward the two officers, swearing at and verbally abusing them.


“Officers informed the man he would be placed under arrest, and it will be alleged he pulled his arm away from the officers and with a clenched fist struck both of them in the face, knocking one to the ground,” the spokesperson said.

The man wan was tasered and taken into custody where he was charged with two counts of serious assault police, one count of contravene a direction and one count of obstruct police.

He was granted police bail to appear in Southport Magistrates Court on March 25.

The two male senior constables, aged 44 and 45, sustained facial lacerations and bruising.