Serious assault of an officer, Redbank Plains

Police have charged three men following an alleged serious assault of a police officer at Redbank Plains last night.

Around 6.55pm, police attended a Willow Road address following reports of a party with people not complying with COVID-19 requirements.

During the police inquiries, a man blocked the entry to the unit and a struggle ensued.

Other people in the unit became involved and a police officer was bitten on the thumb by a man, who then fled the scene.

He was located a short time later and arrested. Two other men who were also involved in the incident were also arrested.

The injured officer was transported to hospital.

An 18-year-old man from Redbank Plains was charged with serious assault of a police officer and obstructing police. He is due to appear in Ipswich Magistrates Court today.

Two 19-year-old men from Redbank Plains were charged with obstructing police. They are due to appear in Ipswich Magistrates Court on August 4.

The three men were also issued with an on the spot infringement of $1,334 for failing to comply with public health directions under the Public Health Act.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, via 24hrs per day.

/Public Release. The material in this public release comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here.