GBH charge following assault of a police officer in Mount Louisa, QLD

Townsville police have charged a man with grievous bodily harm after an officer was seriously injured after allegedly being kicked in the face in Mount Louisa this morning, Queensland Police say.

Around 8.30am police attended an address on Karanya Street following a noise complaint and were allegedly confronted by a number of party-goers.

It is further alleged as police were talking to the female property owner a number of people began pushing and crowding-in at police, with one man obstructing an officer.

As the officer attempted to arrest the man it will be alleged the officer ended up on the ground at which time he was kicked in the face.

The group then fled the scene.

A 33-year-old male Senior Constable was transported to Townsville Hospital with numerous serious facial injuries, including a broken nose, fractured cheek and a laceration above his eye.

A 30-year-old Palm Island man was located and arrested at an address in Kirwan around midday today.

He has been denied police bail and is due to appear in the Townsville Magistrates Court tomorrow charged with grievous bodily harm.

Police investigations are continuing.

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