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Major Disorder in Hamilton

Major Disorder in Hamilton

Police in Hamilton have been dealing with a large disorder incident involving a large number of drunken partygoers.

At about 1:15am police were called to Hammond Street Hamilton West, where reports indicated up to 200 drunken youths had spilled onto the street and were causing a serious distrurbance with boottles being thrown. When police arrived they came under attack from the group with bottles. Reinforcements were called, including the Waikato Tactical Response Unit. A total of around 15 Police units were involved. A cordon was placed around the area, and the Tactical Response Unit with protective equipment moved in to the area to break up and disperse the crowd.

During the incident an ambulance came under attack from flying bottles and and the crew was forced to leave the area due to the danger.

Patrons at an event centre in the area were unable to leave the premises until the disorder outside had abated.

Police  made 4 arrests including one for assault with a weapon.

Police are continuing to patrol the Hamilton City area throughout the night to ensure that any further problems involving the youths are dealt with promptly.

No Police or Ambulance staff were injured during the incident.

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