Queensland man charged with assault in Gunnedah

An off-duty police officer was assaulted in Gunnedah at the weekend.
An off-duty police officer was assaulted in Gunnedah at the weekend.

A 36-year-old Queensland man has been charged with assaulting an off-duty police officer in Gunnedah at weekend.

The incident occurred as both vehicles were travelling to Porcupine Lookout about 11.30am on Saturday. 

The offender was travelling behind the off-duty officer before overtaking and stopping in the middle of the road. He confronted the officer, accused him of travelling too slowly and punching the officer seated in the car. 

The offender was later arrested at a house in Gunnedah and charged with assault. He is to appear at Gunnedah Local Court on June 6. The officer did not receive any injuries.

Police are seeking information about an incident at The Plains Motel, Conadilly St on Sunday. 

About 5.20pm two youths aged about 15 years were riding scooters on private property when asked to leave by the owner. 

The young persons were verbally abusive and on leaving, one smashed a glass door with his scooter. They then left on a scooter and pushbike.

Both were wearing shorts, one wore a green-coloured singlet, the other a black-red t-shirt. Anyone with information can contact Gunnedah police on 6742 9099 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Police reported no major traffic issues in the Gunnedah area so far this holiday period. A number of infringement notices have been issued to motorists but in general, police are pleased with the way motorists travelled throughout the shire.