Three men and a woman are charged after a police officer’s head was slammed into the pavement ‘like a rag doll’ in brutal brawl in Melbourne
- Footage of policeman getting head allegedly slammed into concrete emerged
- Horrific vision was captured by witnesses in Melbourne’s St Kilda on Sunday
- Man allegedly grabbed the policeman’s head and slammed it into the ground
- Three men and one woman have now been charged with assaulting police
Three men and one woman have been charged after a police officer’s head was allegedly slammed into the pavement in a brutal brawl in Melbourne.
Sickening footage of the policeman getting his head allegedly repeatedly slammed into the concrete emerged on Sunday.
The alleged attack occured after emergency services were called to a brawl on Fitzroy Street in Melbourne‘s St Kilda about 3am that day.
Sickening footage of an angry mob allegedly assaulting police officers in Melbourne’s St Kilda on Sunday morning ha emerged – with one man wearing a grey T-shirt seen slamming an officer’s head into the concrete
All four people been charged with two counts of assault police, affray, violent disorder, intentionally cause injury and other assault related offences.
Police alleged they were arresting a man following a report of an alleged assault at about 3am when several people intervened.
‘During the course of the arrest, OC spray was deployed and two police officers were injured,’ a police spokesman said.
Those charged will appear at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court this morning.
The footage, captured by a shocked taxi driver, showed a man wearing a grey T-shirt and light-coloured pants holding the head of the officer in his hands and smashing it several times into the pavement.
Just moments before the alleged attack, police had been chasing a man through the streets of St Kilda.
After closing in on the man, the two police officers were then surrounded by an angry mob of six or seven revellers.
As the officer attended to the alleged attacker, the mob pounced and violently assaulted him and the other officer.
Victoria Police Superintendent Tony Silva described the alleged attack as ‘animalistic’ and one of the worst he’s ever witnessed.
‘I would describe it as rag dolling him, smashing his head into the concrete roadway,’ he told Nine News.
The officers only managed to split up the group after using capsicum spray, police said.
Victoria Police had stated no expense would be spared in the pursuit of the ‘animalistic’ group who violently assaulted officers on Sunday night
The officers were rushed to hospital suffering serious bruising and swelling to the face.
Victoria police said the group had a pack mentality and took advantage of the vulnerable police officer at the time he was attending to the suspect.
‘This is the worst of society… they will find the full force of the law is their future,’ Mr Silva said.
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