Police kicked in the head several times on domestic violence call-out

POLICE have been forced to taser a man after he allegedly started kicking them in the head during a domestic violence-related incident at Townsville, in Far North Queensland.

The officers were attacked while responding to a domestic violence call out at Garbutt on Tuesday afternoon.

Police said a 42-year-old man who was allegedly involved in the incident was arrested on Ingham Road.


While officers were trying to place the man in the back of a marked police van, it’s alleged turned violent and booted a male Constable in the head and chest several times.

A female Constable was forced to shoot the man with her taser in order to stop the vicious assault.

The man was taken to Townsville Police Station and charged with one count of breaching a domestic violence order and two counts of seriously assaulting police.

He was due to front Townsville Magistrates Court today.

The male Constable was transported to Townsville Hospital for assessment.

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