A ROSEBUD boy, 15, faces serious charges after a police sergeant was allegedly hit from behind during schoolies’ week celebrations on the foreshore.
Police responding to a noise complaint at the Rosebud pier just after midnight, Monday 29 November, found up to 300 teenagers on the beach listening to loud music.
After dispersing the crowd without incident police remained at the scene to ensure there were no further disturbances.
In what they describe as an “unprovoked attack” an acting sergeant was allegedly hit from behind by the boy who was arrested at the scene. He has been charged with assaulting an emergency worker, reckless conduct likely to cause serious injury, four counts of resisting police and five counts of committing an indictable offence while on bail.
He has been remanded to appear at a children’s court at a later date.
The injured officer was taken to hospital for treatment where he spent the night and has since been released.
Anyone who saw or has vision of the incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at crimestoppersvic.com.au