Investigations continue into the brawl in the beer garden of the Woolpack Hotel before Christmas, with the Mudgee Police Force drawing closer to having all culprits in custody.
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The brawl occurred in the early hours of Saturday December 17, and the fight left one 26-year-old Mudgee male with two compound fractures to his jaw, an injury that required surgery in Sydney.
The police spent the Christmas period tracking down video footage of the fight that onlookers filmed on their phones, and acquired the video content later in the week.
The police were also investigating the links between the Woolpack brawl and an incident at the BP Service Station in Mudgee some 24 hours later.
The collected video footage gave investigators the information they needed to begin bringing those involved in the brawl into the station, both to be charged and give evidence about the incident.
Mudgee’s Chief Inspector Jeff Boon made it clear the investigation was still ongoing for the town’s investigators, but that most of the brawlers from both locations had been identified and charged.
“Although the investigation is still ongoing, we are confident that we have most of the information about the two incidents across the weekend,” he said.
“Most people involved have been charged and have had their bail set, and their court dates locked in for around February this year, so we’re well on track.”
“The search still goes on however, and it’s still a very open case. We need all the assistance we can from those that are on the scene, and if eyewitnesses refuse to help with the search it makes stopping these kind of incidences from happening again very difficult.”
Many of those involved in the Woolpack and BP Station brawls have already been charged with Affray, Assault and Offensive Conduct, and are due to appear in Mudgee Local Court on February 22.
If you have any information in relation to this investigation please come forward and speak with investigators at 94 Market Street, Mudgee or call on 6372 8599.
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