Police investigate wild brawl in Grafton street



POLICE are continuing investigations into an ugly brawl in Fitzroy Street, Grafton, on Friday morning.

One brawler spat blood at police.

A Grafton hotelier said two men came to blows after 60-100 people converged on the area at 1am.

"They were standing in front of the St George Bank on Fi- tzroy Street ... all young people who looked to be in their mid20s," he said.

"We had refused entry to a lot of people that night as there were a lot of really intoxicated people; the brawl looked like a free-for-all, we were just watching it."

He said police arrived with paddy-wagons and arrested people.

A Grafton police spokesman said a Grafton man, 20, and a Catherine Hill Bay man, 26, were arrested and charges are pending.

He said the two men were involved in a fight and when approached by police, the older man opened his mouth and spat blood at a police constable.

He had then struggled with police, broke the grip and flung more blood at the constable. The man was wrestled to the ground and taken to the Grafton Police Station.

The spokesman said charges would be laid this week.

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