Police break up female brawl
POLICE were kept busy with a number of violent incidents over the weekend, one resulting in a man being jabbed with a used syringe.
In the early hours of Saturday morning a Queensland man was jabbed in the throat with a needle allegedly by an 18-year-old man outside the Cocktails nightclub in Lismore.
Lismore Police Acting Inspector Craig Ahrens said it appeared it was a used syringe.
"The victim has then been a bit startled and chased after the offender who moved away from where the incident had taken place," he said.
"A scuffle has taken place and the victim has punched the offender, causing him to fall and he struck his head on the footpath and was knocked unconscious. "
Police arrived not long after and found the offender still unconscious.
The victim and the offender were taken to Lismore Base Hospital.
After seizing two syringes from the scene, police attended the hospital and briefly interviewed the two men.
They have since seized CCTV footage from the Keen St nightclub and from the street with a view to laying charges in the future, A/Insp Ahrens said.
Yesterday police were called to a street melee in daylight in Casino.
Police were called to Johnson St outside the service station about 4pm where a group of 30 young women were brawling in the middle of the street.
Casino police had to use capsicum spray to defuse the situation, A/Insp Ahrens said.
"It was noted by police that when they arrived there were two women fighting two other women," he said.
"Police attempted to break it up and had to use capsicum spray to subdue the situation.
"The parties dispersed and onlookers started to move away from the scene.
"Police noticed that one onlooker was filming with a camera.
"That was seized with a view to identify the persons involved and for further investigations."
A witness, who asked not to be named, said there were more onlookers than fighters.
"There were about 30 girls there and a few of them were filming the fight with their mobile phones," he said.
"It was a bit of punching, a few slaps and scratching.
"It was mainly young teenage girls."