Police called as high spirits fire at hotel
VICTORIA Police are waiting to hear from a man involved in what has been described separately as a “brawl” and “pushing and shoving” in a Myrtleford hotel on Saturday before deciding if further action might be taken.
Police from Beechworth and Bright attended an incident at the Buffalo Hotel in Clyde Street in which there was a stoush after Richmond’s Australian Football League 2017 grand final win.
Publican Brendan Cusack said he was away when the incident occurred but had been telephoned by staff shortly after 11pm. “I wasn’t here,” he said. “I don’t think it was terrible – it was a bit of an altercation.”
Mr Cusack said there had not been any property damage.
A Bright police officer who arrived after Beechworth police had come to the scene said there had been a “punch- on going on” but “it wasn’t massive”.
Two police officers from Beechworth and two from Bright attended.
Beechworth Leading Senior Constable Chris Atwell said police were waiting to hear from a man involved in the fight.
The Times Observer was unable to confirm if the Buffalo Hotel remained closed for half a day on Sunday as a result of the stoush.
Patrons said it did not open until 4pm.