Attorney General to appeal sentence given to teen who seriously injured Qld Constable

Queensland’s Attorney General has announced she will appeal the sentence given to the teenager who was behind the wheel of an alleged stolen car which hit and seriously injured a Queensland Police Officer last year.

Constable Peter McAulay suffered critical head injuries which left him fighting for his life after being struck by the vehicle in Ipswich on September 27, 2018.

The 17-year-old pleaded guilty to a malicious act with intent causing grievous bodily harm and was handed a three-year detention sentence in Ipswich Children’s Court.


However the judge ordered the teen, who was out on bail at the time of the crash, be released in March next year after serving 18 months behind bars.

In a statement released today, Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath said the sentence was “manifestly inadequate” and confirmed she would be appealing.

“As the matter is still before the courts the Attorney-General will make no further comment,” the statement continued.