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Friday, November 18, 2011

Update: ESC investigation, Kippa Ring

The Ethical Standards Command investigation into incidents on Brisbane’s northside yesterday in which six police officers were injured continues. 

Preliminary information indicates that an officer was injured at Deception Bay around 12.40pm when the marked police vehicle she was travelling in was allegedly rammed twice from behind by a stolen vehicle on Phillip Parade. 

Police pursued the vehicle, which is believed to have been involved in a number of serious offences in Brisbane, before the pursuit was terminated a short time later. 

Five officers making enquiries at a Dalton Street, Kippa Ring address later that afternoon in relation to these matters were also injured. It is alleged the officers were struck by the same vehicle attempting to leave the scene when police entered a residential yard. 

During the incident other officers were forced to jump out of the way to avoid injury. 

Two police service firearms were discharged at the car. 

The fleeing vehicle collided with a number of vehicles, including a police car, before crashing into a power pole on Dalton Street. 

The occupants of the car, a male driver and his female passenger, both 28, were uninjured and arrested at the scene by police. 

Of the six officers injured, five were from Redcliffe Police and one from Deception Bay. All six officers received medical treatment at hospital for a variety of injuries including a back injury, abrasions and bruising. 

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

Crime Stoppers is a charitable community volunteer organisation working in partnership with the Queensland Police Service.