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February 26, 2021

Policeman assaulted in Brunswick Heads

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A plainclothes policeman attending the scene of an accident was put in a headlock and punched repeatedly by two men he was investigating, local media reports.

Police say the incident took place around 9.30 yesterday morning.

When the officer approached the men, they began swearing at him and when he attempted to arrest one of the men they began attacking him.

A member of the public came to the officer’s rescue and used the police radio to call for help.

The two local men were arrested and the officer was taken to Mullumbimby Hospital for minor treatment before being released.


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3 COMMENTS

  1. I believe your account of the facts are quite misleading.
    If there are any civilian witnesses who saw this incident, please contact me on 6639 6560.

    Jess.

  2. It was fantastic to see someone in the public showing some courage and helping the policeman………..too many people these days don’t show any guts in such situations !

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