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Damien Hooper on three charges

Damien Hooper was arrested at the Oasis on the weekend.
Damien Hooper was arrested at the Oasis on the weekend.

ONLY days after inking his first professional boxing deal, Olympic boxer Damien Hooper has been charged with a variety of serious offences after allegedly exposing himself to police and spitting in the face of an officer.

Hooper was arrested just after 2am on Sunday outside the Oasis Nightclub in Dalby.

"Police detained a 20-year-old Toowoomba resident in relation to other matters when he exposed himself to police and became aggressive and violent," Dalby police Sergeant Dave Tierney said.

"Whilst he was being placed in the police van, he spat in the face of an officer."

Sgt Tierney said the police officer now faced an anxious six weeks as medical tests were carried out.

"Last night the officer had a blood test," he said.

"They will do another test in a couple of weeks then another one in six weeks time."

Sgt Tierney said the offender was charged with wilful exposure, obstructing police and serious assault against a police officer.

"He will appear in the Dalby Magistrate Court on February 19," he said.

Hooper was held in custody and released on bail yesterday.

Earlier in the month, Hooper signed a management deal with Xcite Fight promotions as he looked to begin life as a professional.

He said he had achieved all he could in the amateur ranks after competing in London.

Topics:  boxing, dalby, damien hooper, olympics, sport, toowoomba


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