Manoora man charged after allegedly assaulting police
8AM: A 33-YEAR-OLD Manoora man has been charged after a police officer was allegedly assaulted in Cairns overnight.
Police attended the intersection of Spence and Lake Streets just after 7pm last night following reports of a number of people drinking liquor in a public place.
It is alleged an altercation took place as police spoke with the group, resulting in a man punching a male Constable in the head and knocking him to the ground.
The officer was transported to the Cairns Base Hospital but has since been released.
The 33-year-old has been charged with serious assault and obstruct police and is due to appear in the Cairns Magistrates Court today.
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