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Gympie girls behaving badly on New Year's Eve

GYMPIE girls went wild on New Year's Eve, proving a handful for police.

One incident involved three women, when a fight broke out outside The Royal.

One of the women was arrested and released on bail.

There was also a disturbance at the Monkland St taxi rank where another woman was arrested.

A 60-year old woman was also seriously assaulted on Barter St, where she was punched several times.

A male offender was charged.

In a separate incident a female woman was arrested and when put in the car, bit chunks out of the police vehicle's seats.

Police were kept busy throughout the night, attending many disturbance call-outs and breaking up brawls.

Senior constable Alastair Harris said the New Year's celebrations were a disappointment, especially after 2013 when partygoers were so well behaved.

He said the majority of problems came from "parties gone bad", too much alcohol and drugs, such as an Atkinson Rd party with more than 300 guests.

"People over indulged and misbehaved and a lot ended up in the lock-up," he said.

"It was a disappointing start to the year."

Constable Harris said last year Rainbow Beach crowds caused more trouble than Gympie ones, but he said the situation was reversed this year.

Apart from a few incidents, the party scene around Rainbow was uneventful.

Gympie Times

Topics:  arrests, new years eve, police




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