Perth: police and police cars attacked by party-goers

April 22: A policeman was assaulted and police cars pelted with rocks and bottles as officers were forced to respond to another spate of out-of-control parties across Perth overnight.

In Spearwood, a teenager allegedly punched a policeman in the face as officers tried to disperse brawling revellers at Beale Park. A 17-year-old youth was arrested and charged with assaulting a public officer.

Rocks and bottles were thrown at police cars when they attended a disturbance in Middle Swan just after midnight. Police received reports about 100 youths, in separate groups of about 15 people, were causing trouble on Dickson Drive after leaving a party. One group pelted police cars with rocks and bottles after gathering at the intersection of Dickson Drive and Holding Road. Three police cars received minor damage. No-one was injured and there were no arrests made.

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