Police officers attacked trying to break up a fight

TWO police officers were allegedly assaulted this morning when they responded to a disturbance at Fortitude Valley.

Around 4.40am police attended the altercation at Brunswick Street involving a group of people.

Whilst attempting to break the disturbance up it will be alleged a man punched a male officer before pushing him to the roadway.

A second male officer attempted to arrest the man at which point it will be alleged the man assaulted him, punching him in the face.

The man was subsequently subdued following the deployment of OC spray and a taser.

The two officers, aged 28 and 35, were treated for facial injuries, and one officer for knee injuries, at Saint Andrews Hospital.

A 22-year-old Yatala man has been charged with two counts of serious assault police officer causing bodily harm and is expected to appear at the Brisbane Magistrates Court on October 12.

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

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