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Teens ambush police at Gold Coast party, allegedly punch and kick officers

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The mother said gatecrashers arrived and her daughter phoned the police herself. Photo: Channel 7
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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.

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.

-AAP