Policeman's thumb bitten to the bone in violent scuffle

A COAST policeman has had his thumb gnawed to the bone and another had his arm bitten in a scuffle with a man outside the Sunshine Coast Council Chambers at Nambour.

The senior constables were on foot patrol about 6pm yesterday when they came across a man in a "distressed state".

Police said the man reacted  violently when the officers tried to subdue him.

The man then bit a policeman's thumb, chomping down to the bone during the wrestle.

The other policeman use capsicum spray on the attacker before his arm was also bitten by the man.

Police said a member of the public assisted the officers to subdue the man, who was arrested.

All three were taken to Nambour General Hospital for treatment.

Police are asking any members of the public who may have witnessed to incident to contact Maroochydore Criminal Investigation Branch on 5475 2428 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


‘Move on’: Ex-Qld Labor premier backs NSW in border wars

Premium Content ‘Move on’: Ex-Qld Labor premier backs NSW in border wars

Peter Beattie says Queensland must follow NSW’s lead

New journalist joins Gatton Star beat

Premium Content New journalist joins Gatton Star beat

Gatton Star has welcomed a new journalist this week

Moment dad crushed by tree in supercell storm from hell

Premium Content Moment dad crushed by tree in supercell storm from hell

An Ipswich father has recalled the moment he was struck by a tree in Sunday’s...