Griffith attack on police

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TWO men attacked two police officers early this morning in Griffith.

Police said at about 12.35 am police were called to a unit block on Sturt Avenue following a report of people fighting. Police were speaking to two men, when one of the men became abusive and aggressive. The officers took hold of the man, but he resisted.

The other man ran at officers and during the struggle the female officer was punched in the face and struck in the lower back. The male officer was punched in the eye by the other man.

Acting superintendent Rod Anderson said police will not condone assaults against its members.

“ACT Policing and the community will not tolerate assaults against officers who are going about their lawful duties protecting the community,” he said.

“Offenders will be prosecuted and police will continue to take a firm stand against this type of behaviour.”

Both men were arrested, one will attend the ACT Magistrates Court later today and the other man was released on watchhouse bail to be summonsed to court on a later date.

The men will be charged with a number of offences including causing harm to a Commonwealth public official, obstructing a Commonwealth public official, common assault and providing false name/address.

 

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