Teens hurl bottles, brick at officers as party goes violent

BUNDABERG Police are still searching for those responsible for throwing glass bottles at police officers during an out-of-control party in West Bundaberg.

Criminal Investigation Branch Detective Senior Sergeant Joe Hildred said officers were called to the party in Powers St about 1am on Saturday after reports it had got out of hand.

He said the group of youths dispersed from the back of the home and started to throw multiple bottles over the roof of the house, aiming straight at the police cars and the attending officers.

"One officer avoided serious injury when a Jim Beam bottle smashed next to his ear on the wall of the house, shattering him with glass," Det Snr Sgt Hildred said.

Det Snr Sgt Hildred said a 16-year-old girl was struck in the head with a bottle and was taken to Bundaberg Hospital.

"They had no regard for other patrons of the party who had dispersed into the street," he said.

The identity of the offender/s are unknown.

"At one stage of the evening up to five police vehicles and their respective crews responded to this incident," he said.

Det Snr Sgt Hildred said another officer was hit with a brick which made contact with his elbow, causing bruising.

"It was disgraceful conduct by some of these party goers, and if the perpetrators of these gutless acts are identified they will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law," Det Snr Sgt Hildred said.

He said six male youths, aged 14-19, were arrested for public nuisance and obstruct offences during the next three hours as they walked away from the party.

Anyone who knows the identity of the attackers is asked to call Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 or Bundaberg police on 4153 9111.

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