Another police officer has been spat on by an allegedly intoxicated teenager, this time while the teen was being arrested for aggressive behaviour in Knuckey Lagoon camp Thursday morning, but NT Police said charges will only be considered.
In a separate incident, a 17-year-old was found stabbed with a blade in his back in a busy night for police.
Around 12:30am police responded to a call from Knuckey’s camp where an aggressive and intoxicated 15-year-old female has been taken into protective custody as her family say they’re not in position to provide care.
“Whilst walking into the police vehicle she spat at police,” NT Police Watch Commander Len Turner told ABC Radio.
“She will be at this stage considered for diversion and Territory Families have been contacted as well.”
When asked if the teenager will face charges for assaulting police, Cdr Turner said it’s “being considered” and that they will further investigate the matter.
On Monday, another police officer had been spat on by a 20-year-old female in Palmerston. The female faces charges of assaulting police and disorderly behaviour in a public place.
Meanwhile, NT Police also reported a domestic violence incident in Karama overnight where a 17-year-old male had been stabbed in his lower back allegedly by a 19-year-old man.
Police said they located the victim with a 15-inch blade still lodged in his back.
“It was a potentially serious stab,” Cdr Turner said.
The victim was taken to Royal Darwin Hospital to undergo emergency surgery.
The offender was arrested and taken to the Palmerston watch house. He is expected to face charges later today.