Police officer seriously assaulted in Townsville, QLD

Police have charged a man after he allegedly assaulted police with a metal bat at West End in Townsville overnight, Queensland Police say.

At 6.30pm, police were conducting a routine traffic stop on Mary Street in West End when the passenger of the car was seen to run from the vehicle.

When police caught up with the man, the 37-year-old male Senior Constable was allegedly struck repeatedly with a metal bat.

The officer sustained head injuries, a perforated ear drum and a fractured finger during the incident.

The man has then run from the area before a police dog squad officer arrested him in the backyard of a Mary Street property.

It will further be alleged the man was involved in an assault and robbery that occurred on December 7, at a home in Bellamy Street, Rasmussen.

A 33-year-old Kirwan man was allegedly assaulted with a baseball bat and he suffered cuts and bruising to back, arms and forehead.

He had his mobile phone and a sum of money stolen.

A 26-year-old Wulguru man has been charged with two counts of serious assault, one count each of wilful damage, armed robbery, torture, deprivation of liberty, stealing and dangerous operation of a vehicle, he will be appearing in the Townsville Magistrates Court today.

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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