Teenagers who attacked officers at a house party on the Gold Coast have been slammed by police who say it’s fortunate nobody was seriously injured.
The incident occurred early on Tuesday morning when a group of uninvited people crashed a house party at Upper Coomera.
Inspector Scott MacQueen said the group became belligerent when they were told to move on, and surrounded the two officers.
A 29-year-old female constable was allegedly punched in the face and grabbed around the neck while her 25-year-old male colleague was punched and kicked.
A third male officer was also assaulted when he arrived to provide back-up support.
Insp MacQueen said it was lucky the three received only minor injuries.
‘It’s fortunate that the injuries weren’t of a more serious nature, however It’s totally unacceptable that our officers go to work to do their job and be targeted by this sort of behaviour,’ he said.
Three 18-year-old women and a 17-year-old male have been charged with various offences including serious assault of police.
Insp MacQueen said more charges could still be laid.
The 17-year-old will appear in the Southport Magistrates Court on Tuesday, while the women will appear on February 5.