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Officers assaulted during arrest in Cooktown


A man has been charged after allegedly assaulting two female police officers in Cooktown.

The 53-year-old was arrested on Sunday afternoon after he was allegedly involved in a fight at a Charlotte Street licenced venue.

He was taken to the Cooktown Police Station, where he allegedly attacked the two officers as he exited the police car.

One officer was punched multiple times before the man was restrained and charged.

He's facing two counts of seriously assaulting a police officer and one count disorderly in premises to which a licence relates.

The man is scheduled to appear at Cooktown Magistrates Court on July 8.