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Police charge man with assaulting a police officer following Bunbury Groovin The Moo fight

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A young chap from Illuka will face court next month following a fight at Saturday’s Groovin The Moo where a police officer was assaulted.

A WA police spokeswoman said that police were appealing for witnesses to an assault on a 34-year-old Perth man, which occurred near the non-licenced area at 7.10pm.

“The man was knocked unconscious. Security staff conveyed the Perth man for treatment to the first aid post and after treatment he reported the incident to police,” she said.

“The man sustained a swollen lip, bruises and swelling to his temple and jaw.”

Police allege the 21-year-old offender, of Illuka, was fighting with security staff when police attended and handcuffed him.

“It’s also alleged, whilst being searched and without warning, the accused kicked backwards using his left foot towards police, the sole of his shoe grazing past the officer’s shin,” the WA police spokeswoman said.

“The majority of the 20, 000 patrons were well behaved and enjoyed the event although police charged 22 people.

“The Police Dog Squad drug dog and handler were present at the event and as a result 11 people were detected with drugs on their person and will face the Bunbury Magistrates Court at a later date.”

Contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 if you witnessed the alleged assaults.

 

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