6.6 C
Byron Shire
July 31, 2021

Bottles thrown at police – West Ballina

Latest News

A day of ‘thank you’

Alison Drover, Broken Head How about a day of ‘thank you’ to our health workers and ‘sorry’ from our prime minister...

Other News

Independent councillor calls for online voting

A manageable and easy-to-navigate system was necessary, Cr Allsop said, one that allowed 'equal presence for all candidates'.

Highest Hapki yusul award given to former Rosebank resident

Ross Kendall Jarrod Taylor has received the Ninth Dan – the highest award in Hapki yusul, the martial art from...

Editorial – Let’s all acquiesce!

On July 12, it became mandatory for all businesses and workplaces in NSW to use the Service NSW Check-in tool (QR code).

45 Sydney-Ballina travellers exposed to COVID-19

Forty-five travellers from Sydney are being urged to get tested for COVID-19 and continue self-isolation on the Northern Rivers after sharing a flight with a confirmed case.

Magnificent sporting prowess and flag pride after 2021 NAIDOC

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people also shone in the sporting arena during NAIDOC 2021. 

Shooting in Nimbin

There is a police operation currently underway in Nimbin following a shooting earlier today.

Police say a man has been arrested following a public order incident at West Ballina over the weekend.

At about 11.40pm on Saturday 17 October, police say they were called to Kalinga Street, between Brampton Avenue and Keppel Street, following reports of a large gathering.

Upon arrival, officers attached to Richmond Police District observed a large number of people blocking both sides of the road, and several fights occurring.

Police issued move on directions to the crowd, however, a group of four women began fighting, with police deploying OC spray.

At this time, a 23-year-old man became abusive towards police, allegedly punching and kicking a police vehicle, before he was arrested.

Officers were then surrounded by the group and allegedly had bottles thrown at them.

Two senior constables were hit by the bottles; however, they were not seriously injured.

Additional police resources from Tweed/ Byron Police District attended and the crowd was eventually dispersed.

The 23-year-old man was taken to Ballina Police Station where he was charged with destroy or damage property and two counts of assault officer in execution of duty.

He will appear in Ballina Local Court on Wednesday 25 November 2020.

Police are conducting further inquiries into the incident.

Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Nolan’s Soapbox

Duncan Shipley-Smith, Byron Bay The sinister suggestion by Nolan in last week’s Echo conflating anti-vaccination supporters with extreme right-wing ideology (XRW) demands a response. This is...

Shooting in Nimbin

There is a police operation currently underway in Nimbin following a shooting earlier today.

Knife-wielding criminal on the loose in Byron Bay

A terrifying media release is still on the loose in Byron Bay after escaping from the computers of Council candidates Rhett Holt and Cr Alan Hunter.  'It is a frightful to wake up at three in the morning to a man blood dripping with a backpack full of knives using your shower,' the [sic] release said...

Independent assessment needed to determine use of Alstonville aquifers

The Save Alstonville Aquifer Group have raised concerns regarding the potential impact on the aquifer of making it part of the Rous County Council...