Drunk Tumbulgum man goes on spitting spree


TWEED POLICE were set upon by a 22-year-old Tumbulgum man who armed himself with an excessive amount of spitting at local officers at Knox Park on Friday, December 9.

Police said they had cause to speak with three people who were consuming alcohol at Knox Park, Murwillumbah, at about 6.40pm

The three people were told to move from the location by the officers, or “issued a move on direction from the park”, due to their alcohol consumption and all complied.

A short time later police said they located one of the males, a 22-year-old Tumbulgum man yelling and swearing at another person around the same location where he was earlier directed to move.

Police alleged the man used offensive language and eventually lunged at the officers and was restrained.

However, the man allegedly continued to wrestle his way with the officers to the police vehicle.

As he was placed into the rear of the police vehicle he allegedly started a tirade of spitting at the officers striking one of the officers on the front of his shirt.

En-route to the Tweed Heads Police Station the male has allegedly continued to spit all over the rear of the police vehicle.

Once at the Tweed Heads Police Station the male has continued to spit into the dock area which police said required cleaning.

The man was released into the care of a parent and will receive Future Service Court Attendance Notices for the offences of Continue Intoxicated Behaviour after Move On Direction Issued, Resist Police in the Execution of their Duty, Assault Police in the Execution of their Duty and 2 counts of Malicious Damage.  The 22-year-old will appear at Murwillumbah Local Court on 24th of January 2017.