The women immediately stopped fighting when police deployed capsicum spray.
The women immediately stopped fighting when police deployed capsicum spray.

Police use pepper spray to break up two women street fighting

TWO women involved in a fight on a Dalby street early Saturday morning had to be capsicum sprayed by police to cease their behaviour.

The altercation arose from a dispute between two women at the corner of Drayton and Flinders Sts about 12.50am Saturday, Sergeant Sean Donaghy of Dalby Police said.

One woman was seated while eating when another woman approached from behind and struck her, causing a scuffle.

The assailant had grabbed the other woman by the hair and was punching her in the face when police who witnessed the initial incident intervened.

The mother of the one of the women had also become involved and all had ignored repeated police warnings to stop.

Police officers activated capsicum spray which brought the melee to an immediate halt, Sgt Donaghy said.

A 20-year-old Dalby woman was given a notice to appear in Dalby Magistrates Court next month on charges arising from the incident.

“Police will not tolerate intoxicated persons causing disturbances in public and they will be dealt with accordingly,” Sgt Donaghy said.

Originally published as Police use pepper spray to break up two women street fighting