Assault charge after Queenstown bar fracas

Last updated 05:00 10/12/2012

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Police yesterday charged a man with a serious assault after he allegedly smashed a beer bottle in another man's face in a popular Queenstown bar.

Acting Sergeant Jason Reid, of Queenstown, said a man tried to break up a fight in Winnies in The Mall at 12.30am yesterday.

As the man was trying to stop the fight another man, a 22-year-old from Queenstown, stepped in and smashed a beer bottle in the peacemaker's face, he said.

The man was arrested and faces a serious assault charge, possibly wounding or injuring with intent.

Another man involved in the fracas, a 33-year-old Queenstown man, was arrested and charged with disorderly behaviour.

The victim suffered a deep wound to his forehead and the defendants were expected to appear in the Queenstown District Court on December 17.

Meanwhile, a 36-year-old Brazilian man who was dancing in Winnies was ejected after his cap was knocked off his head at 1.50am and he lost his temper.

He was arrested and charged with disorderly behaviour.

On Friday at 11.50pm a 27-year-old Taranaki farmer was arrested and charged with disorderly behaviour. He was angry when door staff refused him entry to World Bar and was held down until police arrived.

A 33-year-old woman faces an assault charge after she allegedly used her shoe to hit a bouncer.

She was refused entry to Buffalo Club in Queenstown to retrieve a handbag and allegedly assaulted staff at 2am on Saturday.

Meanwhile, police in Alexandra were continuing inquiries after cars were vandalised in the early hours of Saturday.

Four cars on Royal Tce were damaged by vandals who broke wing mirrors and smashed a windscreen about 1am.

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