Woman ‘Knocked Unconscious’ by Police Officer During Byron Bay Arrest

Video has emerged online of a female police officer appearing to punch a young woman to the back of the head in Byron Bay.

The video shows the woman struggling with two police officers at a caravan park at Main Beach at 3.20pm today, before falling to the ground.

A man who claims to be her boyfriend tried to get to her, but was hit with pepper spray by police.

The woman appears to be knocked unconscious during the scuffle. (Facebook)

A witness said the woman was knocked out for "30 seconds or more". (Facebook)

The Facebook user who shared the video said the woman was “unconscious for 30 seconds or more”.

In a statement, NSW Police said they were called in relation to “intoxicated people being disruptive”.

“When speaking with an intoxicated woman, she began behaving aggressively towards the police,” the statement read.

“After checking the woman’s bag and the remains of a bottle of vodka was found and disposed of.

“This is in accordance with the pre-existing alcohol-free zone.

“As the woman was being arrested for offensive behaviour, a man tried to intervene.

“Police will allege the woman tried to bite a female officer who had to use her self-defence training to avoid injury.”

The woman was taken to hospital under police guard for precautionary checks. She has since been released.

Charges are expected to be laid against both the man and the woman.