Three police hurt after Qld station pelted by crowd

EIGHT people have been charged after three police officers were injured on Queensland's glitter strip after an unruly crowd objected to the arrest of their two mates.

Police were called to Orchid Ave, Surfers Paradise today at 12.50am where they arrested two men who were fighting.

A large group became abusive and aggressive towards the officers as they walked the two arrested men back to the Surfers Paradise police station.

When officers reached the station the gathered crowd began to throw items at the station.

As a result three officers were injured and were treated for non life-threatening injuries.

A 22-year-old man appeared briefly in court today and was granted bail to appear again in January along with the seven other men charged in relation to the incident.

Acting Chief Superintendent Des Lacey said CCTV footage showed police had the situation under control.

"I must commend our police officers as they handled themselves very professionally," he said.

"This is the sort of alcohol-fuelled violence they deal with on a regular basis."

The same police station came under attack in September during a large riot which began at a Broadbeach restaurant and led to the State Government's tough crackdown on criminal motorcycle gangs.

Police said the incident this week was not bikie related.



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