There will be some sore heads this morning, particularly for those arrested overnight.
There will be some sore heads this morning, particularly for those arrested overnight. Thinkstock

Queensland New Year's: Party shut down, stabbings, robbery

POLICE have confronted a stabbing, an armed robbery and out-of-control hooligans while simultaneously praising the state for being well behaved.

As 80,000 Queenslanders headed to Brisbane's South Bank to bring in 2015, police arrested 46 people on 49 public order defences.

In Brisbane City, Fortitude Valley and northern Brisbane, police arrested another 67 for public nuisance, drugs, and acting disorderly. In a bizarre rarity for New Year's celebrations, there were no serious assaults recorded.

On the Sunshine Coast, 82 were arrested on 85 charges. Its revellers were the worst behaved in the state.

Ipswich had 29 arrests, including a 21-year-old man charged with obstructing a police officer as a party in Brassall grew out of control then spilled on to the street.

Police showed up at Glenelg Drive just before midnight, and describe a group of "around 100 people" on the street, where small fights were breaking out.

Mackay and Airlie Beach had 36 arrests, Hervey Bay and Bundaberg shared 38 and Rockhampton and Gladstone notched up 37 together.

Toowoomba and the Darling Downs shared 35 arrests.

On the Gold Coast, which had 60 arrests, police charged two men for robbing a pair of other men at a Currumbin bus stop.

Police believe the men from Toowoomba's Drayton and Wilsonton Heights, produced a knife and demanded the two would-be travellers hand over cash or drugs.

One of the alleged robbers was held by one of the victims.

The other was arrested later in the evening. 

Across the state, 636 people were arrested during New Year's Eve celebrations on 753 charges.

Another 172 were given instant fines for bad behaviour.


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