Police have charged a woman and a man after two separate assaults in Byron Bay’s Jonson Street over the weekend.
In one attack, the female assailant allegedly used a broken bottle – in the other, one of the attackers allegedly bit off part of the male victim’s ear.
About 5.45pm on Friday (October 6), a man and woman were outside a grocery store when a 40-year-old woman approached and began yelling at them.
The two women became involved in an argument, before they began to allegedly assault one another.
During the altercation, police will allege a 31-year-old woman struck the 40-year-old woman across the forearm with a broken bottle.
NSW Ambulance paramedics treated the woman at the scene, before taking her to Byron Bay Hospital where she underwent surgery.
Officers attached to Tweed/Byron Local Area Command established a crime scene and began to canvass the area.
A short time later, police located the man and woman nearby, where they were arrested and taken to Byron Bay Police Station.
The younger woman was charged with malicious wounding and affray. She was refused bail.
The man was released without charge.
About 12.30am on Sunday (October 8), police came across three people fighting in Jonson St Byron Bay.
Investigations reveal that two of the parties had allegedly assaulted a 26-year-old man known to them by punching him a number of times.
The male attacker then allegedly bit a chunk off the victim’s ear.
The female attacker allegedly began kicking the victim while he was on the ground.
Police broke up the fight and arrested both the male and female alleged attackers.
The victim was taken to hospital for further treatment.
The woman, aged 30, has been charged and bailed to appear before the Byron Bay Local Court on October 19.
The man remains in custody.