NSW Police praise good Aust Day behaviour

A 14-year-old who wandered drunk through Sydney’s CBD and an intoxicated man who fell from a tree were two of very few disappointments for NSW Police on Australia Day.

Police have praised the behaviour of revellers who soaked up the public holiday, with less than 30 people nabbed for relatively minor offences by 10pm on Tuesday.

‘Swift and early action by police prevented these issues escalating into something more serious and ruining the day for everyone else,’ Acting Assistant Commissioner Kyle Stewart said.

Mr Stewart said the main issue for police who attended public events was excessive alcohol-fuelled criminal, anti-social and dangerous behaviour.

‘This included a 14-year-old boy wandering around drunk in Sydney’s CBD, and an intoxicated man who was seriously injured after falling from a tree in a park,’ he said.

‘Thankfully, police and other emergency services were on hand to assist these people, and we hope they think twice before overdoing it next Australia Day.’

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