Two police officers attacked during violent Gold Coast arrest

A MAN has been charged with multiple offences after allegedly attacking two police officers during a dramatic arrest in Surfers Paradise.

The two officers noticed the man acting suspiciously along Beach Road around 10.30pm last night and when they went to talk to him he allegedly became aggressive.

The officers tried to arrest the man but while they were handcuffing him, the man allegedly became violent and punched the two officers, pushing one onto the road and the other into a wall.


One of the constables has to use his taser to subdue the man, who was finally taken into custody with the help of other police in the area.

He was later searched and allegedly found to be in possession of a small amount of drugs.

The two male senior constables, aged 29 and 40, were taken to hospital with minor injuries. One had cuts to his knee and the other sustained facial grazing.

The 26-year-old NSW man has been charged with two counts each of serious assault of a police officer (wilful obstruction) and serious assault of police officer causing bodily harm. He was also charged with possessing a dangerous drug and other substances.

He has been refused police bail and is due to appear in Southport Magistrates Court this morning.