Point Cook woman charged after police officer assaulted


By Alesha Capone

A Point Cook resident has been granted bail, along with three other women who were arrested following an alleged assault upon a police officer in Glen Iris yesterday.

A female police sergeant remains in hospital with concussion, bruising to her ribs and a sprained ankle after the alleged attack, while a male constable sustained minor injuries.

The two officers responded to a noise complaint, from a party being held at a short-term rental accommodation in Malvern Road, just after 5am on Sunday.

As they arrived, the police officers observed a blue Mazda 3 leaving the address and followed the car to Osborne Avenue, where they intercepted it.

The driver exited the vehicle and moved to the passenger seat, where she allegedly refused to undergo a preliminary breath test or get out of the car again.

However, a short time later, the driver and her three female passengers got out of the car and argued with the officers before allegedly assaulting them.

The females allegedly continued to assault the sergeant by kicking her after she was knocked to the ground.

Other police units attended the scene and arrested the driver, along with her three passengers.

A 21-year-old Point Cook woman, a 20-year-old Melton South woman, a 22-year-old Burnside Heights woman and a 20-year-old Deer Park woman have been charged with multiple offences.

The charges include assault police, intentionally cause injury and unlawful assault.

All four women have been bailed to appear in the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court in July.