Media release

Arrest - Assault Police - Alice Springs

Police

A 14-year-old female who assaulted four police officers in Alice Springs earlier this week, has been arrested and charged.

Just after 5pm on Tuesday, the youth was located after breaching her bail conditions, by police.

During the arrest it is alleged the youth continued to physically assault the attending two officers and additional police were called.  When attempting to safely take the youth into custody she continued to physically assault the officers, including by kicking, hitting, biting and spitting.

The youth was taken to the Alice Springs Watchhouse and later charged with one count of Resist arrest and four counts of Assault Police Officer.

Alice Springs Superintendent Brett Prowse said the actions of the female youth towards officers was completely unacceptable.

“The violence directed at police was unprovoked, without warning and of high and prolonged intensity.  To kick and spit on officers will never be acceptable.  Despite being attacked, the responding police officers remained composed, professional and measured in their approach.  I want to acknowledge these officers and their peers, who continue working tirelessly to keep all Territorians safe 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.”

The 14-year-old was remanded in custody to appear before court at a later date.

PFES Media