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Byron Bay beach party end in PINS and a charge for biting

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Just after midnight (Saturday 24 September), police received reports of a party with loud music in the sand dunes behind Belongil Beach at Byron Bay.

Officers from Tweed/Byron Police District attended and the crowd of approximately 25-20 people dispersed into nearby bushland.

Police stopped a number of people including a 21-year-old woman who resisted officers and attempted to flee.

The woman has allegedly bitten an officer on the hand and while being escorted to the station has entangled her legs around those of a female senior constable, causing both to fall to the ground.

At the station, officers allegedly located methylamphetamine in her possession.

The woman was charged with assault officer in execution of duty, resist officer in execution of duty, and possess prohibited drug.

She was granted conditional bail to appear at Byron Bay Local Court on Monday 25 October 2021. She was also issued a $3,000 PIN for not comply with noticed direction re s7/8/9 – COVID-19.

Three additional attendees were also issued $3,000 PINS for not comply with noticed direction re s7/8/9 – COVID-19.

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6 COMMENTS

  1. Every day I walk to Broken head from Suffolk for exercise, alone, and I see multiple groups of 10-20 sitting together.

    I’m all for enjoying the beach but this is seriously taking the piss when we have a lockdown in effect.

    When you consider that the area has a 15% vac rate, it’s pretty scary. It’s time to go all the way to a full lockdown with the only excuse being food shopping and medical. Or people are going to start dying around here when we really get hit.

      • My name is Edan, not Karen.

        I am actually concerned for the 85% of people that are unvaccinated. It’s called empathy. Yes I’m bloody well scared. When the masses ignore explicit instructions, what’s to stop everything from going to hell when worse comes?

        Stop with the ad hominem attacks please and just be rational or at least discuss things, Lila. There is no need to be snide at all. Please stay safe.

  2. Please don’t vote for Michael Lyon in December Council election. He continues to vote for developers and now will not support vaccination which is saying he doesn’t care if the electorate risks getting the deadly poison

    • Covid’s a disease, not a poison, so I assume that you mean the vaccine is a ‘deadly poison’? If so, since Lyon is saying he doesn’t want to force people to get the vaccine, wouldn’t you support him for that reason, even though you think he’s too pro-development? I don’t quite understand what you’re saying.

  3. I don’t support Michael Lyon ,he will change Byron bay slowly to become like Goldcoast.He will welcome and invite all the developers to come to Byron and overtake the beach front and start building Byron surf Paradise .Do not vote for him

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