Two officers left bruised and beaten in Moorooka

TWO officers were left battered and bruised after allegedly being repeatedly punched during a violent struggle with a man at Moorooka last night.

Officers attended an Ellen Street residence around 9.30pm where they attempted to speak to a man.

They alleged the man became agitated and highly aggressive towards police and punched both officers when they attempted to arrest him.

At one point an officer was held in a headlock while being punched and the other officer was punched and scratched about the face. A taser was deployed however the probes missed the man.

A violent struggle continued with both officers again being punched, and at one point the man again grabbed an officer around the head before crashing head-first through a pantry door, causing both of them to fall to the ground.

The other police officer was able to take advantage of this and present his taser enabling police to handcuff the man and take him into custody.

Both constables were transported to hospital for treatment with one sustaining bruising and lacerations to his face and hand, and the other bruising to his face and head.

Detectives from Upper Mount Gravatt charged a 39-year-old Moorooka man with two counts of serious assault police and one count of assault occasioning bodily harm.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or 24hrs a day.

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