Men arrested

SENIOR police have praised the behaviour of most revellers at the Warm Winter’s Day music festival.

Inspector Chris Clarke from Coffs Harbour police said it had been well-run and he would be happy to support it and similar events in the future.

However, there were some sour notes.

“We were concerned about intoxicated young people turning up to the venue,” Insp Clarke said.

“A number were refused entry and others were trying to sneak in alcohol.

“Also, one parent was concerned about a lack of security and we had complaints from people who had been punched in the back of the head in the crowd.”

Police charged a man, 19, with possessing two ecstasy tablets and a small amount of cannabis. He was ordered to face Coffs Harbour Local Court next month.

An intoxicated Coffs Harbour man, 18, who was asked to leave the showgrounds allegedly became aggressive towards police.

Officers restrained him and he was taken to Coffs Harbour police station where he was charged with offensive behaviour, resisting arrest and failing to comply with a move-on direction.

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