15-year-old accused of assaulting Warwick police officer

A TEENAGE girl has faced Warwick Magistrates Court over the alleged assault of a police office.

The 15-year-old Warwick girl was charged with serious assault of a police officer, obstruction of police and two counts of public nuisance.

Her co-accused, an 18-year-old Warwick woman, was charged with wilful damage, public nuisance and two charges of obstructing police in relation to the incident.

The court heard police were called to Grafton St about 11.30pm.

When they arrived, the 15-year-old ran down Canning St before being caught by the responding police officers.

Police then restrained the girl who was intoxicated.

One of the officers left to retrieve the police vehicle nearby, during which time the 18-year-old is alleged to have assaulted the remaining officer in an apparent attempt to assist her friend to escape.

The court heard the 15-year-old then told her co-accused to get the police officer's gun.

During the struggle, the 15-year-old is alleged to have kicked the police officer in the head.

The 18-year-old girl was granted conditional bail with the matter adjourned to January 25.

Magistrate Roger Stark denied bail for the 15-year-old girl as there was an unacceptable risk of her re-offending.



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