A Queensland police officer has been attacked by a man armed with a metal club.
The officer chased the man after a break in at a Cairns business on Saturday, tackling him to the ground.
Whilst on the ground, the man hit the officer on the hand with a metal club.
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He will undergo x-rays to dertermine the extent of the injury.
A 40-year-old man has been charged with serious assault police and is due to face the Cairns Magistrates Court on Monday.