Woman charged with biting police officer

A woman is facing assault charges after allegedly biting a police officer who was trying to arrest her.

Police were called to a disturbance at Mossman, north of Cairns, about 5.30pm (AEST) on Tuesday.

A 22-year-old woman from nearby Mossman Gorge bit a senior constable on the hand as she was being taken into custody, police said.

She’s been charged with serious assault of a police officer, public nuisance and obstructing police and will face the Cairns Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

The police officer received medical treatment for his injuries.

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