Surfers Paradise cop knocked out during arrest

A Police officer is in hospital, after hitting his head on the ground during a violent arrest in Surfers Paradise.

The 29-year-old was part of a team called to a disturbance on Orchid Ave around 2.35am on Sunday.

A 22-year-old man allegedly struggled during his arrest, causing the officer to fall to the ground and hit his head.


He lost consciousness and was taken to the Gold Coast University Hospital in a stable condition.

The 22-year-old, from Coomera, has been charged with serious assault of a police officer causing bodily harm and obstruct police.

He will face Southport Magistrate Court on Monday.