Assault police charges in Bentley Park, QLD

Police have charged a man after officers were allegedly assaulted as they responded to a burglary in Bentley Park this morning, Queensland Police say.

At around 11:30am officers responded to reports of a man breaking into a property on Linmen Close.

It will be alleged when police attended the address a man assaulted a police officer, punching the male officer in the face a number of times before fleeing the scene into a neighbouring yard.

Police will further allege the man punched a police dog a number of times and spat at another officer as he was being placed into a police vehicle.

A male constable was transported to Cairns Hospital for treatment of facial injuries.

A 32-year-old Bentley Park man has been charged with one count each of serious assault of a police officer causing bodily harm, serious assault police by spitting, serious assault police, burglary and possessing tainted property.

He is due to appear in Cairns Magistrates Court on October 26.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers.

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