Call for Information – Assault Police – Alice Springs

Northern Territory Police are calling for information in relation to a rock assault in Alice Springs about 7am today.

Police were responding to an unrelated matter on the South Stuart Highway near Palm Circuit when an orange Holden Commodore stopped at the scene, Northern Territory Police say.

Detective Senior Constable First Class Deanne Ward said three men alighted from the vehicle and began throwing rocks at the officers.

“While police attempted to secure the vehicle, one of the offenders drove it with the officer still partially in the passenger seat,” she said.

“The keys were eventually removed from the ignition and the vehicle stopped. While the members were arresting the offenders, other occupants of the car have hindered police and thrown rocks.”

Five people were eventually arrested. There were no major injuries to any party.

There was some traffic in the area, and police urge anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact 131 444 or Crime Stoppers.

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