Police target Yamba crime



A MAN has been charged after allegedly becoming involved in a brawl at a Yamba licensed club on Friday night.

The Wooloweyah man, 25, has been charged with failing to leave a registered club, resisting police and using offensive language.

Police Chief Inspector Paul Klievens said that at 10.30pm, the man was asked to leave the club after a fight erupted inside.

"Security asked him to leave a number of times, they then called police because he wouldn't leave, and then when police turned up he's been escorted outside by security," Chief Insp Klievens said.

"He's then started a fight with police and was subsequently arrested."

Chief Insp Klievens said the man was taken to the Maclean Police Station and charged.

He is due appear at the Maclean Local Court on June 13.

A Yamba man, 23, allegedly involved in the same altercation, was issued an infringement notice of $550 for failing to leave the club.

During the night, police issued a number of move-on directions as part of a police blitz on anti-social behaviour in the Lower River.

Police from the Target Action Group Coffs-Clarence Bike Squad, Coffs-Clarence Licensing, Grafton Highway Patrol and Wooli, Yamba and Lawrence police units joined forces for the local operation.

Chief Insp Klievens said that people were generally well behaved apart from a few isolated cases.

The police inspector said the operation, which continued into the early hours of Saturday morning, was designed to target street offences.

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