Police officer cops gouge to the eye after disturbance

A SOUTH Mackay man has allegedly gouged the eye of a police officer after being refused entry to a nightspot on Victoria Street.

Police were called to a licensed venue at 1.30am on Monday after reports of a disturbance.

Police say officers came across an aggressive man who had been refused re-entry to the venue

Police will further allege when they attempted to take the man into custody he struck one officer in the eye before being arrested.

A male constable received treatment at the scene for bruising and swelling to his eye.

A man has been charged with one count each of serious assault police causing bodily harm and creating a disturbance in a licensed premises.

He is due to appear in Mackay Magistrates Court on April 14.



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