Cop biter gets bail, disease test ordered

UPDATE: A man accused of biting two police officers called to a disturbance has been granted bail.

Police claim student Adam Azzopardi, 25, bit the two officers as they were trying to arrest him at the University of Queensland's Gatton Campus Recreation Club on Wednesday night.

It is alleged the officers were trying to restrain the 25-year-old when he bit one officer on the right forearm causing minor injuries before biting the other officer on the left lower leg, breaking the skin and drawing blood.

Azzopardi appeared in custody before Toowoomba Magistrates Court this morning dressed in jeans and a grey singlet.

He was not required to enter any pleas to five charges including two counts of serious assault of police, two counts of obstructing police and one of public nuisance.

Duty solicitor Divina De Leon, for Azzopardi, sought bail on her client's behalf.

She said police did not oppose her client's bail application on the grounds he stayed away from the Campus Recreation Club while on remand.

Police applied for a disease test order, which her client didn't oppose, Ms De Leon said.

Magistrate Damian Carroll granted bail on condition Azzopardi not attend the campus club and submit to a disease test.

Mr Carroll adjourned the case for committal mention back in the same court on May 15.

EARLIER: A man has been charged with serious assault after allegedly biting two police officers last night at Lawes near Gatton.

The officers were attempting to arrest a 25-year-old at an education facility when he became aggressive.

After being placed into the police car, the man attempted to get out and began kicking and head-butting the windows.

As the officers attempted to restrain the man he bit one officer on the right forearm causing minor injuries.  The man then bit the other officer on the lower left leg, breaking the skin and drawing blood.

The man has been charged with two counts of serious assault, two counts of obstruct police and one count of public nuisance. 

He is due to appear in the Toowoomba Magistrates Court today.
 


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