Monday, 21 April 2008

300 riot in east Arnhem community

Northern Territory police were stretched in the east Arnhem community of Ramingining overnight after a riot broke out involving about 300 people.

Police say a 44-year-old man was attacked with a knife by a 34-year-old man during a fight at an outstation.

Another man and a women were also hit in the head when they tried to intervene in the fight.

A large crowd armed with weapons then gathered outside the health clinic.

Maningrida police were called in to help officers in Raminginging disperse the large crowd and conduct patrols.

Two men have been charged with aggravated assault.

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