Seven arrests in 'routine' Saturday night in resort

Alleged assaults, fighting and disorder led to seven arrests in Queenstown at the weekend.

Police called it ''a routine sort of Saturday night'' at this time of year.

Several men are expected to appear in the Queenstown District Court today.

Police were called to a Camp St venue at 3.17am yesterday by ambulance officers.

A 26-year-old man was arrested and charged with common assault, a police spokeswoman said.

''The victim was taken to hospital for observation, but did not sustain any serious injuries.''

In a separate incident, a 30-year-old man was arrested in central Queenstown and charged with common assault and wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

The charges arose from a person receiving injuries in a ''disorder event'', the police spokeswoman said.

In another incident early yesterday, a 21-year-old man was charged with disorderly behaviour in Camp St.

From the same incident, two other men, aged 22 and 50, were charged with common assault in Dublin St.

Separately, a 24-year-old man was arrested for fighting in Queenstown Mall.

A day earlier, a 36-year-old man was also arrested for fighting in Queenstown Mall.

Two men aged 21 and 28, will appear in court today after being charged with drink driving early on Saturday on Camp St and Frankton Rd.


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