Serious assault police charges in Cairns, QLD

Detectives charged a man following the alleged assault of a Queensland Police Watchhouse officer in the Cairns Magistrates Court yesterday morning.

At around around 9.50am man was in custody at a court hearing when it will be alleged he yelled abuse to members of the court and allegedly kicked the door of the dock numerous times.

The man allegedly failed to comply with requests from officers to cease his behaviour.

Officers entered the dock area in an attempt to subdue to man, and when capsicum spray was deployed the man then allegedly lunged at a Watchhouse officer, striking him in the face numerous times.

The man was then restrained by police.

The 41-year-old Watchhouse officer was conveyed to hospital for treatment of scratches to his nose, eyes and left side of his face.

A 32-year-old Bungalow man was charged with seriously assaulting a police officer, seriously assaulting a police officer causing bodily harm and obstructing a police officer.

The matter is scheduled to go before the Cairns Magistrates Court on January 7.

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