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Friday, January 29, 2021

Police investigate hotel brawl at Branxton

A man will appear in court following police investigations into a brawl at a hotel in Branxton at the weekend.

During the evening of Saturday 19 December, several members of the Finks Outlaw Motorcycle Gang attended the Hunter Valley premises.

It will be alleged that, while inside the hotel, two men, one aged 28, approached two patrons and assaulted them.

Other customers in the venue came to their aid and separated the group.

They all left the location – including the victims – prior to the arrival of officers from Hunter Valley Police District.

The about 10am on Thursday 24 December, investigators attended a home on Wollombi Road, Bellbird Heights, where they arrested the 28-year-old man.

He was taken to Hunter Valley Police Station and charged with affray.

The man was granted conditional bail and will appear in Cessnock Local Court on Wednesday 20 January 2021.

As inquiries continue, with the assistance of Strike Force Raptor, officers are seeking information from anyone who may have been at the hotel in the evening of Saturday 19 December.