NYE ASSAULTS: Two men assaulted in separate Albury fights

TWO men were assaulted in separate fights in Albury last night, while two drivers started the new year as "drink drivers".

Police say that at about 2am, two men began fighting in Dean Street outside a takeaway restaurant.

A security guard intervened and was himself assaulted by one of the men.

Albury Insp David Cottee said two men aged 28 and 20 were detained over the incident, but neither have been charged.

A short time later, a 20-year-old Jindera man was approached by four men in David Street, south of Dean Street.

The group attacked him, with one punching him in the head and another kicking him, before they ran off.

The man suffered facial injuries, including a possible fractured eye socket.

Investigations are continuing into both assaults - anyone with any information should call Albury detectives on (02) 6023 9299, or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Two drivers were also charged with drink driving overnight.

A 28-year-old East Albury man was stopped in Sackville Street about 3.20am and returned a reading of 0.010, and was found to be a disqualified driver.

A 20-year-old Wodonga woman on a probationary licence was stopped on the Hume Highway at Albury about 8.50am, and returned a reading of 0.045.

Both will appear at Albury Local Court on January 21.

Meanwhile in Corowa, a Ford Econovan was set alight about 3am, in Birdwood Avenue.

Insp Cottee said it appeared a jacket in the passenger side of the car was lit and left inside.

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