Po­lice called as high spir­its fire at ho­tel

Alpine Observer - - News - By JAMIE KRONBORG

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.

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