RAGE: Naked man smashes head through police windscreen
A NAKED man has smashed a police car windscreen with his head, in one of several recent violent arrests, linked to illicit drug use.
Police say drugs like crystal methamphetamine are to blame and have warned residents against their harmful effects.
In one incident at Byron Bay, police responded to reports of a concern for the welfare of a naked man.
When they arrived the man ran to the police car and dove towards the windscreen which shattered on impact.
He then stood on the bonnet kicking the broken windscreen before headbutting and punching the side window.
A taser was discharged by police on the man as he assaulted an officer but it had no effect.
He was restrained by police and friends, before being placed under arrest then assessed by ambulance officers.
Two police officers were injured.
In another incident, officers were assaulted while responding to reports of a naked man on the deck of a family home in Byron Bay.
The man was not known to the occupants and later had to be sedated and taken to hospital.
In another incident, a 15-year-old boy was found naked yelling at passers-by in a Byron Bay street.
He violently resisted police before being arrested and was subsequently taken to hospital due to his behaviour.
At Ocean Shores, police were called to a home by ambulance officers who were attempting to treat a man who was throwing himself against windows and diving head-first off fences to the ground.
Five people were required to hold the man still enough for medical treatment.
In Ewingsdale, eight people, including police and ambulance officers, were needed to restrain a man so he could be sedated after he caused extensive damage to his bedroom.
In another incident at Byron Bay, police responded to reports of a man lying on the ground thrashing around.
He attempted to strike attending police officers, seven of which were required to restrain the man.
He was taken to hospital for treatment.
Tweed-Byron Chief Inspector Luke Arthurs said taking illicit drugs was not only illegal, "it was a massive risk to your health and well being, as well as those of others around you and the emergency services personal who are called to assist you".
He urged people to think about their health and the risk of having a criminal record, and encouraged any person with information about the supply and possession of prohibited drugs to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.