New Year's Eve riot in Cunnamulla

Police have charged 10 people with 15 offences – including ten with rioting – following investigations into a large street disturbance at Cunnamulla on New Year’s Day.

Police will allege a fight broke out in John Street around 3am involving approximately 40 people.

Police attended and dispersed the crowd with officers arresting two people at the time.

Police have continued to investigate this incident with officers arresting a further eight people.

More arrests are expected.

Of the 15 charges laid so far, six have been for riot whilst armed with a weapon, four for riot, two for assault occasioning bodily harm, two for assault police and one for going armed to cause fear.

To date five people have appeared before court (one before Charleville Magistrates Court and four before Toowoomba Magistrates Court).

All five have been remanded to re-appear at future dates, with three remanded in custody.

No one was seriously injured as a result of the disturbance, however police will not tolerate this type of behaviour and will continue to take action against those who compromise the safety of the Cunnamulla community.

The ages of those charge range from 17 to 33.