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The Great Northern Hotel, Byron Bay. File photo
The Great Northern Hotel, Byron Bay. File photo

Police were called to the Great Northern Hotel, Byron Bay, on Saturday night (March 25) after angry would-be patrons attacked security guards.

Police that say when they arrived at about 11pm, 100 people were gathered on the footpath outside the hotel, with three being detained by security guards.

CCTV footage revealed that a woman aged about 25, who had been refused entry for being drunk, argued with security staff before running into the hotel.

She was removed but when back outside began to kick and punch security staff.

Police say a number of her friends both male and female also became involved in the brawl.

One of the females bit a security guard causing a substantial injury to his arm.

A number of other persons not related to the woman also became involved by hindering police and security.

Police Inspector Bobbie Cullen said ‘Due to the numbers of people involved it was a very dangerous situation.’

Four people were arrested by and taken to Byron Bay Police Station, where they were charged with failing to quit licenced premises, assault occasioning actual bodily harm and hindering police.

 


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8 COMMENTS

    • Are you feeling frustrated Bob? Longing for a clean, sweet smelling town to relax in?

      If so, I’m confused and curious. Why are you reading the daily paper of a town you call a rancid dump…?

  1. In my experience it is usually security people … that are the cause of the problem. Mostly they are ageo bullies who are impressed with themselves and their small power over others.
    Instead of anticipating and dissolving problems they invariably handle everything more violently than necessary. In fact they relish it and any resistance is an excuse to hurt someone even more

  2. The security guards at this place … I’ve been asked to leave for being too drunk, only problem was I don’t drink! Seen so much trouble there the few times I’ve been …

  3. Booze. As the old expression goes, the root of all evil. Not always right, of course, but when consumed by some people, they become dickheads and a menace.

    Hit ’em hard with fines plus a night in the lock-up.

  4. Close it down. Build flats for the homeless. Problem solved. Or KFC. WITH A VIEW. You never going to control Drunken humans.

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