Tweed-Byron police say they will adopt a ‘zero tolerance’ approach to attacks on officers after four people were charged over two separate offences against police in just a few days.
On December 15 at Brunswick Heads police charged two females aged 18 and 40 with assaulting police after it is alleged that officers were bitten on the shoulder and hit in the face.
on the morning of the December 18 two male offenders involved in separate incident at Byron Bay were charged with assaulting police after one officer was kicked in the face and another was kicked in the legs.
Police say both of these incidents involved persons who were either intoxicated or suffering from the effects of drugs.
The Byron attacks came just days after the police fronted a joint media conference with the Byron Liquor Accord to celebrate a dramatic drop in alcohol related violence in the town.
Extra police will be patrolling the streets of Byron Bay and surrounding areas during the holiday season including members of the Public Order and Riot Squad to assist with any anti social behaviour.