Police officer punched in head in violent ‘street disturbance’

A POLICE officer has been taken to hospital after being punched in the head while trying to arrest a man during a violent street disturbance in Brisbane overnight.

Police were called to bust up the melee on Boundary Street at West End in South Brisbane, just before 10pm.

As police were taking a 32-year-old man into custody, it’s alleged a second 29-year-old man charged at one of the officers and punched him in the head.


The 34-year-old senior constable was transported to the Mater Private Hospital where he was treated for concussion before being released.

The younger man from East Brisbane was arrested and charged with seriously assaulting police causing bodily harm.

He was remanded in custody overnight and will remain behind bars until his court appearance on Monday.

The 32-year-old South Brisbane man who police were initially trying to detain was charged with public nuisance and obstructing police.

He was issued with a notice to appear in Brisbane Magistrates Court at the end of the month.

A third man from Highgate Hill was issued an infringement notice for obstructing police.

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