Queensland police have slammed the behaviour of teenagers who attacked officers at a house party on the Gold Coast.
The incident occurred early on Tuesday morning when a group of uninvited people crashed a house party at Upper Coomera.
Inspector Scott MacQueen said the group became belligerent when they were told to move on, and surrounded the two officers.
A 29-year-old female constable was allegedly punched in the face and grabbed around the throat.
Her 25-year-old male colleague was allegedly punched and kicked.
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A third male officer was also allegedly assaulted when he arrived to provide back-up support.
Inspector MacQueen said it was lucky the three officers received only minor injuries.
“It’s fortunate that the injuries weren’t of a more serious nature, however It’s totally unacceptable that our officers go to work to do their job and be targeted by this sort of behaviour,” he said.
A 17-year-old girl who lives at the home reportedly had a small gathering of friends while her mother was away.
She phoned police herself when gatecrashers arrived, and the gathering turned into a party of at least 40 teenagers.
“There wasn’t a party planned here. My daughter was frightened, she called the police herself,” the mother told media on Tuesday.
Three 18-year-old women and a 17-year-old male have been charged with various offences including serious assault of police.
Inspector MacQueen said more charges could still be laid.
The 17-year-old appeared in the Southport Magistrates Court on Tuesday.
The three women charged will appear on February 5.