Sixteen People Arrested At St Kilda Beach

Crackdown on rowdy behaviour

6 December 2018

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Sixteen people have been arrested in a crackdown on rowdy behaviour at Melbourne's St Kilda beach.

Police swarmed the foreshore and surrounding areas on Thursday night in Operation Sandsafe.

Police made 16 arrests for offences including being drunk in a public place, possessing drugs of dependence, attempted robbery, assaulting police, criminal damage and failing to obey lawful direction, Victoria Police said in a statement.

Efforts were also focused on tram stops with officers doing 123 searches, leading to two people receiving cautions for drug possession, one person charged with possessing a knife and another arrested as a suspect for attempted robbery.

The blitz came a day after Port Phillip Council voted to ban alcohol and glassware over summer on the St Kilda foreshore and follows a youth brawl in the area on Saturday night.

Police were also called to reports of a fight between two groups of youths further along the bay in Chelsea about 6pm Thursday, but most had left by the time officers arrived.

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