Victoria Police have confirmed that a sixth person has now been charged in relation to a violent assault that saw two police officers hospitalised over the weekend.
The incident took place in the Melbourne suburb of St Kilda in the early hours of Sunday morning, after police responded to reports of an alleged assault on Fitzroy Street at around 3am.
On Monday, Victoria Police confirmed that four people had been arrested and charged in relation to the attack, followed by a fifth man, from Prahran, on Tuesday. Now, Stonnington and Port Phillip Crime Investigation Unit detectives have charged a sixth person, a 26-year-old man from Frankston who was arrested last night.
A force spokesperson confirmed that he has been charged with assault police officer, violent disorder, affray and other assault related charges. He was bailed to appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on June 3.
A 26-year-old St Kilda man, a 27-year-old Langwarrin man, a 26-yer-old Prahran man and a 38-year-old Frankston man appeared at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court yesterday. A 25-year-old Langwarrin woman appeared in court Monday.
They were charged with two counts of assault police, affray, violent disorder, intentionally cause injury and other assault related offences.
While one man was being arrested several others intervened, with footage obtained by 7 News showing a police officer being slammed onto the ground. A man is then captured on video throwing the police officer to the ground several times as others rush over to the scene in an attempt to thwart the attack.
The suspects are believed to have been attending a birthday party in the beachside suburb before the assault took place. According to the Daily Mail, two women are still wanted in connection with the assault.