Police Update: Community Unrest In Alice Springs

Northern Territory Police have arrested 5 offenders in relation to a disturbance that occurred in Alice Springs yesterday.

Around 3.45pm on Sunday, police received reports of a large group fighting with weapons on Carruthers Cres, Gillen. Additional reports allege a silver sedan was seen driving dangerously and almost striking persons in the area when fleeing the scene. The vehicle remains outstanding.

The groups are understood to be known to each other and police believe this incident is related to previous disturbances that occurred over the weekend.

Police attended and arrested a 20-year-old male, a 29-year-old male, a 32-year-old female, a 45-year-old male and a 46-year-old female. They were conveyed to the Alice Springs Watch House and have been charged with Taking part in a riot and Going armed in public.

A large number of weapons were seized by attending police. At this stage no injuries have been reported in relation to this particular incident.

Investigations are continuing and 11 people in total have now been arrested and charged for the ongoing disturbances.

Detective Senior Sergeant Marcus Becker said, “The behaviour we saw over the weekend was completely unacceptable. The community of Alice Springs can rest assured that NT Police take these events seriously and investigations remain ongoing.

“Violence will not be tolerated on our streets.”

Police continue to urge anyone who witnesses crime or anti-social behaviour to make contact on 131 444, or call 000 in an emergency. Anonymous reports can also be made through Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via https://crimestoppersnt.com.au/.

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