‘Gardaí have been treating me like a criminal’: woman arrested after allegedly assaulting customer at Australian supermarket

An Australian woman who allegedly attacked a customer at a Queensland supermarket has been arrested, gardaí said.

The woman is in custody and being questioned by garda investigations.

The alleged incident took place at the Rivers supermarket in Cairns, west of Brisbane on Monday.

Gardaí believe the woman approached a man, aged between 18 and 25, and punched him in the head before punching him in a second occasion.

She then allegedly punched the man in the stomach.

The alleged victim suffered a black eye and was left with minor injuries.

Gardai were called to the store to deal with a disturbance.

In a statement, the Queensland Police Service said the incident happened shortly before 10pm.

“A 24-year-old woman is currently in custody in the Brisbane Garda Station awaiting further information.”

It is understood the woman has been interviewed by gardai and is facing charges of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, causing damage to property and common assault.

It is not known whether she is a garda or a police officer.

More to come.