Police officer breaks arm on footpath during arrest

AN officer from Cairns Police will require surgery to a broken arm he sustained during an arrest this morning in the Cairns CBD area.

Around 1.50am police attempted to arrest a 39-year-old Cairns North man in Shields Street for a public nuisance offence.

It will be alleged the man struggled with police with the officer falling onto the footpath and sustaining a severe break to his left arm.

The officer, a 28-year-old constable, was transported to a Cairns hospital for treatment.

The 39-year-old old is due to appear in the Cairns Magistrates Court on September 29 charged with one count of obstruct police.

Police investigations are continuing.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or 24hrs a day.

Topics:  arrest injury public nuisance

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