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Police break up New Year's Eve party near Torrumbarry

About 400 people at Camerons Bridge near Torrumbarry were told to move on by police and Parks Victoria rangers on New Year's Eve.

January 3, 2014 4:23am

Echuca police and Parks Victoria rangers had to break up a party of around 400 people near Torrumbarry on New Year’s Eve.

The party, which was advertised on Facebook, was held in an area around Camerons Bridge.

Campaspe Acting Inspector Geoff Owen of Echuca police said officers became aware of the party on Tuesday afternoon.

‘‘There were no reports of criminal activity... there was loud music and lots of people,’’ he said.

‘‘Police attended to assist Parks Victoria staff and move people on where needed.

‘‘There were around 400 people at the party.’’

Many party-goers remained at the site until Wednesday afternoon, despite instruction to leave the area.

Insp. Owen said Parks Victoria has carriage of prosecution, which means they may or may not press charges.

Parks Victoria could not be reached for comment.

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