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Surf rage, fraud and trespass in Byron Bay

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A surfer has been charged over an attack on another surfer at Broken Head, two women have been arrested for credit card fraud and a French national has been charged with trespass at holiday accommodation in Byron Bay.

About 1.30pm last Monday (May 29) a 29-year-old man from Byron Bay was surfing at Broken Head Beach, Broken Head. It is alleged he and another surfer went to catch the same wave. It is alleged the 29-year-old man pushed his surfboard into the head of the other male causing facial injuries and bleeding. The victim left the surf and contacted police.

Police arrived at the beach as the 29-year-old man was leaving the surf and was spoken to. He was issued with a notice to appear before the Byron bay Local Court on June 22 for  assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

Credit card fraud

Last Monday (May 29) several shops in Byron bay CBD reported to police that two women had been using a stolen credit card to purchase items. An investigation commenced and police identified a 34 year old woman and a 24 year old female both from Byron Bay as allegedly responsible. It is alleged six shops were targeted and items such as tobacco and clothing were stolen to a total value of $431.47.

Both females were charged with dishonestly obtain property by deception and were bailed to appear before the Byron Bay Local Court on the June 22.


About 10.36pm on Saturday (June 3) police were called to a short-term accommodation premises in Byron Bay regarding a 29-year-old male French national trespassing and refusing to leave. Police later found the man nearby and he allegedly attempted to hide a back pack under a car.

The man was arrested and resisted police by lashing out with his arms and legs. Police had to use capsicum spray arrest the man. Police searched the man’s back pack and located some cannabis seeds. The man was charged with trespass, resist a police officer in the execution of duty and possess a prohibited drug. He was bailed to appear before the Byron Bay Local Court on June 22.


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