Bitten, hit and kicked: Police assaults trigger warning

"POLICE will not tolerate this", is the warning Tweed Byron LAC issued after several officer assaults during the past week alone.

Last Thursday an 18-year-old and a 40-year-old were charged after police were allegedly bitten on the shoulder and hit in the face at Brunswick Heads.

Also this morning two male offenders involved in separate incidents were charged with assaulting police at Byron Bay. One officer was kicked in the face and another was kicked in the legs.

A Tweed Byron LAC spokesman said all of these incidents involved persons who were either intoxicated or suffering from the effects of drugs.

"Police will not tolerate this and will apply a zero tolerance when dealing with this type of behaviour," he said.

With the festive season approaching extra police will be patrolling the streets of Byron Bay and surrounding areas.

These additional police will include the Public Order and Riot Squad, on hand to assist with any anti-social behaviour.



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