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Spate of attacks on Qld emergency workers

AAP logoAAP 18/12/2016 David Sigston

Emergency workers in Southeast Queensland have endured a brutal weekend, with several police officers and paramedics being punched, kicked and spat at.

Police say five people have been charged with assaulting police or paramedics following four separate incidents over the weekend.

On Sunday afternoon a 28-year-old woman allegedly kicked three officers and spat blood on a fourth as they were attempting to restrain her at Redbank Plains.

Just after midnight in Cairns, two paramedics were called to treat an unconscious man in Kuranda, but when they arrived he was back on his feet and spat in both of their faces when asked if he needed help.

At around 12.45 on Monday morning, two paramedics were treating a man in Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast when he became violent and punched one of the paramedics in the chest.

In Redcliffe, police were attempting to deal with around 20 aggressive partygoers at around 1.30am when the crowd began to shout abuse and surged on police.

Police say the crowd began throwing objects and punching the officers.

Two men were charged over the fracas, while the police officers received minor cuts and bruising.

All those charged will appear in court over the coming months.

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