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A woman has been arrested after allegedly biting a police officer at Byron Bay’s Cheeky Monkeys bar over the weekend, while a man has been arrested for gouging another man in the eye in the town’s main street.

Police were called to Cheeky Monkeys on Friday after a drunken 28-year-old woman allegedly smashed an eftpos machine.

The woman then allegedly bit the police officer on the forearm.

She was charged with assault, resisting police and failing to quit a licenced premises.

Police are looking for a man that allegedly gouged the eye of another man who told him to pick up his rubbish in Byron Bay.

The victim allegedly saw the man littering in a park and told him to pick up his rubbish.

In the early hours of Saturday morning the two men saw each other on Jonson Street with the man accused of littering allegedly punching the other man in the head and gouging an eye with his fingers.

The man is described as being of Caucasian appearance, in his late 20s or early 30s, wearing a faded maroon shirt.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/



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  1. Should Byron Bay have an earlier closing time of bars, nightclubs? I have no idea what time they do close but it does seem alcohol sparks the aggression.

    So many more people attracted to come and party in Byron can’t we revert to the chilled out version.


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