Police injured in attack outside nightclub

TWO men will appear in court today, charged with attacking two police officers outside a nightclub in Byron Bay.

Police were called to the Johnson Street venue around 2am on Friday to deal with two men, aged 28 and 29, who had allegedly turned on security guards after being told to leave.

While trying to arrest the men, it’s alleged a struggle ensued during which the two responding officers were assaulted.


In a statement, a NSW Police spokesperson said a leading senior constable sustained stomach, finger, neck and chin injuries, while his partner sustained leg and shoulder injuries.

Their alleged attackers fled the scene and could not be found.

They ended up handing themselves into police at Byron Bay Police Station where they were arrested just after 10.30am.

The 29-year-old was charged with two counts of assault police cause actual bodily harm, resist police, incite to resist/hinder police officer, use offensive language in public place and remain in vicinity by excluded person.

His co-accused was charged with resist officer in execution of their duty and remain in vicinity by excluded person.

Both men were remanded in custody overnight and due to front Tweed Heads Bail court today.