A wild brawl between two women and a group of police officers broke out just hours after Melbourne ranging in the New Year.
The clash took place at the corner of Flinders St end of Elizabeth St in the CBD at around 2.20am on New Year’s Day.
In the video, a blonde woman in a white dress can be seen fighting with police, kicking and shoving officers as they try to restrain her.
A second woman can be seen attempting to calm down a man yelling at the scene.
One of the officers grabs the woman by the ponytail and drags her to the ground.
The cops then put her in handcuffs before covering her modesty as her short, white dress rides up.
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Victoria Police said there were “numerous incidents across Melbourne’s CBD on New Year’s Eve” as partygoers carried on into the night.
More than 4,500 police were deployed across the state – with most reporting “outstanding behaviour”, according to Victoria Police deputy Commissioner Rick Nguent.
“I‘m really pleased to report that the behaviour of the public last night, across the state, was excellent,” he said.
“I did wander around the city last night, there was a real buzz, there was a real vibe and there was a real atmosphere here.”
But, he said, the celebrations were marred by offending in some areas with 49 arrests made.
This was one (arrest) up on last year, which is quite remarkable compared to the number of people out and about,” deputy Commissioner Nugent said.
Footage of a wild brawl between police officers and two women during Melbourne’s New Year celebrations has spread online.The incident occurred at the corner of Flinders St end of Elizabeth St in the CBD at around 2.20am on New Year’s day.
Three people were hospitalised with serious burns from illegal fireworks, including a Taylors Lakes man who suffered “significant facial burns”.
There were 48 reports made to police and, in Mernda in Melbourne’s northeast, a grass fire has been blamed on illegal fireworks.
Deputy Commissioner Nugent said there were 10 arrests for affray, assault and robbery, while there were two “tragic” acts of violence.
About 1.30am, three youths were found with stab wounds to their abdomens in Docklands after what was believed to be an “organised fight” between up to 15 young people.
“At this stage they’re being uncooperative with police,” he said.
Later, about 3am, a 22-year-old male was set upon in an “unprovoked attack” by group of men outside a Toorak nightclub.
He was rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries and four men, aged 18 and 19, were assisting police with inquiries.
“It‘s really quite a tragic matter … our thoughts are with his family and friends.”
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