Police Officer Assaulted
Thursday, 17 April 2014 -
At about 00.15am, police responded to a report
of a large number of people fighting in the Glen Innes town
A sole police officer was the first to arrive and
he was surrounded then assaulted by a number of offenders on
the forecourt of the Mobil service station on Apirana
The exact circumstances surrounding the assault
are still under investigation.
The officer received a
laceration to the back of his head and was admitted to
hospital with status 2 injuries.
Two males have been
located and are assisting Police with their
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