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.
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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.