Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Three charged over attack on Tennant Creek police

Three people who allegedly physically attacked two police officers during a disturbance in a Tennant Creek town camp this week, have been arrested and charged.

Officers were responding to reports of a disturbance involving armed men in a Tennant Creek town camp when on arrival at the scene they were approached by a 19-year-old man armed with a knife, NT Police said in a statement.

“The man ignored police directions to drop the weapon and continued to approach police, when he was tasered by attending officers,” Police said.

“Police were arresting the offender when a 38-year-old man is alleged to have ran at an officer and attempted to kick her to the head, before assaulting her with a folded gazebo.

“Officers withdrew from the area when several people surrounding and starting throwing rocks at the vehicle, one of which shattered the passenger side window and covered both officers with glass.”

Both officers received glass cuts to the face and eyes and required medical treatment at the Tennant Creek Hospital.

Investigations undertaken by the Tennant Creek Investigations Unit identified three men involved in the assault of the police officers.

Three men, two aged 19 and one aged 38 will face court to face charges relating to the alleged attack.

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