Arrests after wild night in Yamba

A FEMALE police officer suffered head injuries after allegedly being hit with a bottle during a wild night in Yamba on Friday.

Police allege the incident occurred just after 11pm at Flinders Park in an alcohol-free area.

It was further alleged two officers went to speak to a group of about 30 people who were allegedly consuming alcohol in the alcohol-free zone.

The officers had asked the drinkers to ‘move on’ and dispose of any alcohol that had been opened.

Police allege officers were then pelted with bottles as they attempted to break up the group and, as a result, one officer was hit in the head with a bottle and received minor injuries.

Two Aboriginal women – one a juvenile and another aged about 21 – were taken into custody and were refused bail when they appeared in a bail court hearing on Saturday morning.

A third woman was arrested Saturday morning and is also expected to appear in court today.

Witnesses described the brawl and the preceding noisy gathering as horrendous.

One neighbour who called the police several times throughout the night said the group of about 30 people, including many young women of mixed race, were very aggressive.

“They came past here walking in the middle of the road and were saying things about burning down houses,” said the witness, who preferred not to be named.



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