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AustraliaSpecialist police sent to Bathurst Island to quell 'alcohol-fuelled' fights involving up to 100 people

01:31  30 october  2018
01:31  30 october  2018 Source:   msn.com

Alcohol-fuelled violence in Katherine has reached Darwin levels, police say

Alcohol-fuelled violence in Katherine has reached Darwin levels, police say The Northern Territory Police say they believe royalty money used to buy alcohol is behind an upsurge in violent incidents, including a series of sexual assaults, over the past few days in Katherine.

© ABC Bathurst Island off the coast of Northern Territory. Officers from the Territory Response Group have been deployed to Bathurst Island , as a feud involving up to 100 people boils over. NT Police Duty Superintendent Rob Burgoyne said the stoush between two family groups came to light following

Territory Response Group officers are posted to Bathurst Island in the Northern Territory, as a feud involving up to 100 people — some armed with star pickets — boils over.

Specialist police sent to Bathurst Island to quell 'alcohol-fuelled' fights involving up to 100 people © ABC Bathurst Island off the coast of Northern Territory. Officers from the Territory Response Group have been deployed to Bathurst Island, as a feud involving up to 100 people boils over.

NT Police Duty Superintendent Rob Burgoyne said the stoush between two family groups came to light following a funeral on October 19, and had escalated in the week since.

"Unfortunately it's largely alcohol-fuelled," Duty Superintendent Burgoyne told ABC Radio Darwin.

"We've had reports of star pickets [used as weapons] and other things."

Mr Burgoyne said additional police — including six Territory Response Group (TRG) officers — were deployed to the island on Monday, prompting the dispute to "settle down pretty quickly".

He said arrests would be made over the assaults. "We're trying to organise a meeting today with the elders and other government groups over there to try and come to some sort of resolution," he said.

"It's just been ongoing … It seems to be remaining a bit of a problem."

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