Man charged after allegedly punching police dog, officer
A MAN who allegedly punched a police officer and a police dog several times before spitting at another officer will face the Cairns Magistrates Court today.
Officers responded to reports of a man breaking into a property on Linmen Close about 11.30am yesterday.
It will be alleged when police attended the address a man assaulted a male police officer, punching him in the face a number of times before fleeing into a neighbouring yard.
Police will further allege the man punched a police dog a number of times and spat at another officer as he was being placed into a police vehicle.
A male constable was transported to Cairns Hospital for treatment of facial injuries.
The 32-year-old Bentley Park man has been charged with one count each of serious assault of a police officer causing bodily harm, serious assault police by spitting, serious assault police, burglary and possessing tainted property.
He is due to appear in Cairns Magistrates Court today.