Man, woman arrested after beach incident, NSW

A man and woman are expected to be charged after an incident at a Byron Bay beach this afternoon, NSW Police say.

At 3.20pm (Monday 12 February 2018), police were called to the rear of a caravan park on Byron Bay beach in relation to intoxicated people being disruptive.

Police spoke to a number of people to identify those involved. When speaking with an intoxicated woman, she began behaving aggressively towards the police.

After checking the woman’s bag and the remains of a bottle of vodka was found and disposed of. This is in accordance with the pre-existing alcohol-free zone.

As the woman was being arrested for offensive behaviour, a man tried to intervene.

Police will allege the woman tried to bite a female officer who had to use her self-defence training to avoid injury.

The woman suffered an injury and was taken to Byron Bay Hospital, under police guard, for precautionary medical checks and later released.

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The man has since attended Byron Bay Police Station where he was arrested.

Legal action is anticipated against the pair.