Two sent to hospital in Moulden melee, NT Police investigating

by | Mar 26, 2021 | Cops | 0 comments

A group of roughly 20 people in Moulden were dispersed by NT Police after violence broke out Thursday night, that resulted in two people being sent to hospital, two men knocked out and others treated for injuries.

NT Police Acting Commander Tony Deutrom said police responded to a report of a large disturbance in a residence in Moulden around 10:15pm.

No arrests were made and police said they are seeking witnesses to the incident.

“Family groups had been arguing through the night, and police dispersed a large group after fighting broke out,” Cdr Deutrom said.

“Paramedics took two people to hospital. Two men were reported to have been rendered unconscious, one of whom was reported to have had an injury to his jaw,” Cdr Deutrom said.

St John Ambulance NT operations manager Craig Garraway said the incident kept ambos busy last night, treating people for minor injuries and taking others to hospital.

Mr Garraway said a large group of people were involved in the hostility. He said they haven’t received information on what had actually occurred there or what the issue was.

Cdr Deutrom meanwhile said police remained at the Moulden residence to prevent the violence from reigniting.

“The cause of the disturbance is unknown at this time,” he said.

NT Police urged any witnesses to contact police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, quoting reference 9598004.

Police said investigations are ongoing and they are working with Public Housing Safety Officers to prevent further hostilities from arising.

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