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11 Y O Charged Over Police Assault

An 11-year-old boy is accused of assaulting a Police Officer after making a spectacular getaway attempt.  

Cairns Property Crime Squad officers were driving along Anderson Street at Manunda at around 2:00PM on Monday when they say the child walking along the street.

Officers stopped and introduced themselves to him but he ran off.  Officers gave chase and he was taken into custody before being placed in the rear seat of the police vehicle.

The kid is then accused of opening the window of the vehicle and kicking at a male officer who attempted to stop him.

He escaped but was rounded up again and returned to the vehicle before being transported to the police station.

He was charged with two counts each of burglary and single counts of attempted burglary, entering premises and stealing, entering premises with intent, obstructing police and assaulting police.

The property charges relate to incidents allegedly committed at White Rock on Saturday January 11.