Louts take on police

A POLICE officer was allegedly hit in the head with a can of alcohol and kicked by a group of men when he went to a Hervey Bay home over a noise complaint.

Police say they were forced to use capsicum spray to subdue the men during a struggle outside a Torquay unit on Wednesday night. Two officers, a man and a woman, had attended a party at the Urangan Street home about 10.20pm.

It is understood a female resident and three men came out of the home but, as police tried to speak to the woman, the three men, aged 34, 27 and 26, allegedly became aggressive.

Police allege the men were yelling abuse from the veranda of the unit and then one man followed them as they walked back to their vehicle. When they tried to arrest him, a struggle broke out.

The two other men allegedly intervened at this point, with one throwing the partially full can of alcohol at the male officer, which struck him in the head.

Police had to call for back-up and when the second crew arrived, all three men were arrested.

They will appear in the Hervey Bay Magistrates Court on December 17 on charges of public nuisance, obstructing police, assaulting police and serious assault on police.

It is not known whether the male officer involved suffered any injuries.



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