CCTV helps catch thugs

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

CCTV footage has helped iden­tify some al­leged of­fend­ers in­volved in sev­eral brawls along Macrossan St af­ter li­censed premises closed on Satur­day morning.

Po­lice were called to the dis­tur­bances and Port Dou­glas Of­fi­cer-in-charge Se­nior Sergeant Damian Mead­ows said two peo­ple have been ar­rested so far.

“The CCTV footage cer­tainly as­sisted po­lice,” he said.

“Since then fur­ther in­for­ma­tion came to hand about an­other as­sault that po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing.”

The first as­sault al­legedly oc­curred at the Court House Ho­tel when sev­eral fights broke out around one-and-a-half hours prior to the in­ci­dent on Macrossan St, wit­nesses said.

“They were Moss­man boys, who were just watch­ing ev­ery­one and want­ing to start a fight,” one wit­ness said.

One man has re­ceived sig­nif­i­cant fa­cial in­juries and was taken to hos­pi­tal and po­lice are still in­ves­ti­gat­ing all al­ter­ca­tions.

“Re­spon­si­ble Ser­vice of Al­co­hol is ob­vi­ously con­tribut­ing to the is­sues on the street,” Sgt Mead­ows said.

If you have any in­for­ma­tion or wit­nessed the al­ter­ca­tions, call the Port Dou­glas po­lice on 4087 1999 or Crime Stop­pers on 1800 333 000.

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