Action taken against unlawful parties, assault police – Bowen Hills

Eleven people received infringement notices for non-compliance in residences overnight, alleged to have attended gatherings after restrictions began on Saturday at 4pm.

This included six infringements issued and two arrests at the one address in Bowen Hills.

At 9.45pm yesterday, police were alerted to an unlawful gathering at Carriage Street where they attended and gave directions for the people to return home and comply with the lock-down.

Police will allege the occupants at the unit at the time of receiving their warnings were combative and aggressive.

Officers will further allege while they waited outside the address for the individuals to leave, two men became aggressive and lashed out at police. They were subsequently arrested and taken into custody.

A 30-year-old West End man was charged with urinating in public, assault police and obstruct police, while a 31-year-old West End man has been charged with public nuisance and obstruct police. They will appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on August 24.

When police returned to the Carriage Street address a short time later, they will allege, six people aged between 24 and 39 were still present at the gathering. Each received an infringement notice for failing to comply with a COVID-19 public health direction ($1,378).

The community is reminded to adhere to directions given by Queensland’s Chief Health Officer to ensure protection from the spread of COVID-19.

Police will continue to educate when engaging with members of the public, however clear breaches of restrictions and aggression towards officers will not be tolerated.

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