Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Pair Attacks Police in Late Night Brawl; Teens Charged with Assaulting Policemen

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Pair Attacks Police in Late Night Brawl; Teens Charged with Assaulting Policemen

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Byline: JOSEPHINE GILLESPIE josephine.gillespie@qt.com.au

TWO teenagers have been arrested after allegedly assualting two Ipswich police officers on Friday night.

The attack on the officers was one of the many incidents across Queensland on the weekend where cops were assaulted.

The two male officers had responded to a report of a fight on Brisbane St in the Ipswich CBD about 11.15pm.

A police spokesman said when the police attempted to arrest a 19-year-old Jimboomba man in relation to the fight, the two males, aged 15 and 17, allegedly stepped in and assaulted the officers.

They were subsequently charged with serious assault following the incident.

They will appear in Ipswich court on April 18.

During the incident one of the officers sustained bruising to his face after he was allegedly punched, while the other sustained minor injuries to his shoulder.

The officers were both treated at St Andrews Hospital.

The 19-year-old was charged with public nuisance and will appear in court on April 26. …

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