Five people have been charged with serious assault after three police patrol officers were brutally attacked, with one female cop choked on a suburban Brisbane street.
Two officers spoke to the group at Osborne Road at Mitchelton, in Brisbane’s north, shortly before midnight after they had been asked to leave a nearby pub, the Brook Hotel.
Police say the group became hostile and attacked a 35-year-old female senior constable who was choked until she almost lost consciousness.
The group also assaulted a 36-year-old male colleague as well as a 25-year-old female constable who arrived as part of a back-up patrol.
All three officers were taken to St Andrews Hospital for treatment with non-life-threatening injuries.
Three men and two women, aged between 23 and 31, have each been charged with two counts of serious assault.
They will face Brisbane Magistrates Court on Monday.
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