Police pelted with bottles at student parties

SHELLEY ROBINSON
Last updated 11:25 25/05/2014
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IAIN MCGREGOR/Fairfax NZ

OUT OF HAND: Police move on partygoers in Riccarton on Saturday night.

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Police were pelted with bottles in Upper Riccarton in Christchurch last night as four "alcohol-fuelled" parties caused mayhem.

Between 100 -150 people were at the parties when police were sent out to quell party-goers in the Suva St area.

"There were four parties at four different addresses with almost rioting behaviour," said inspector Murray Hurst. 

Police called the Fire Service to put out a bonfire about midnight.

Arrests were made, said Hurst.

The incident follows a separate altercation in Riccarton on Friday night where a drunken female partygoer punched and kicked a police office. The woman was joined by other female partygoers who continued the attack until nearby officers could come to his rescue. 

The officer is facing surgery for a broken nose. 

A 17-year-old male and 14-year-old were both arrested. The male was charged with assaulting a female, resisting arrest, and assault of a police officer. He will appear in court on Tuesday. 

The female has been charged with assault with intent to injured and will appear in Youth Court. 

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