Five arrested during drunken street fight in Point England, police officer injured

News from Auckland Police
Police were called to a major disorder incident in Taurimu Avenue, Point England at about 5am this morning.

A large group of drunken people had spilled on to the street from a party.

When a police patrol arrived, a group who had been fighting in the street turned upon the officers and attacked them. One officer received head injuries after being hit by a flying bottle.

Reinforcements were called and staff from the Auckland Team Policing unit and units from Counties-Manukau and North Shore districts were called in to assist.

In the process of clearing the street and the party address, five people were arrested for a range of disorder related offences. It was not possible to identify the people responsible for throwing the bottles.

The injured officer required medical treatment to a gash to the head.