Two charged after 'drunken' altercation in Byron Bay

Published: 13 February 2018


A man and woman have been charged after an alleged drunken altercation at Byron Bay beach, on the north-eastern coast of New South Wales, yesterday afternoon.

Police were called to the rear of the beach’s caravan park at 3.20pm, following reports of intoxicated people being disruptive.

Police said that while officers were speaking to a number of people to identify those involved, an 18-year-old intoxicated woman “acted aggressively” towards police.

The woman also had the “remains of a vodka bottle," police said. It was disposed of in accordance with the pre-existing alcohol-free zone.

While the woman was being arrested, a 21-year-old man allegedly tried to “intervene”, before fleeing.

Police said during this altercation, the woman tried to bite a female officer, who had tried to avoid injury using her self-defence training.

The man was arrested after officers spotted him walking in a nearby street.

The woman was taken to Byron Bay Hospital for observation, before being taken to Byron Bay Police Station.

She was charged with affray, assault police, assault ambulance officer and offensive conduct.

The male was charged with affray, two counts of police assault and hindering police.

Both received conditional bail and are due to front Byron Bay Local Court on Thursday 8 March.