WINE AND FOOD: This year's event strung up with red tape.
WINE AND FOOD: This year's event strung up with red tape. Danielle Lowe

Wine and Food in the Park tied up with red tape this year

The bad behaviour of a handful of people has forced police to pull out the red tape on this year's Wine and Food in the Park.

New security measurements will now be imposed due to the "disgraceful behaviour" exhibited last year, according to police.

A young girl who urinated in the middle of the street in front of hundreds of people was just one of 16 people arrested at last year's event.

Kingaroy Police officer-in-charge Senior Sergeant Duane Frank said police made more arrests last year than they had in years.

"We saw disgraceful behaviour, people were just too intoxicated," Snr Sgt Frank said.

As a direct result of last year's behaviour, new restrictions are in place.

For the first year, the venue will not be licensed and there will be designated drinking areas instead.

"It's for safety," he said.

He said the restrictions were in place because people did not take responsibility for their actions.

"Young girls were vomiting in the street, people went to McDonalds then left their rubbish strewn through the streets for the council to pick up in the morning," he said.

"People were fighting and getting upset when they were refused entry at licensed premises.

"Ambulances were called and there were some who had no idea who they were, where they were or how they were going to get home."

Snr Sgt Frank said people would be thrown out if they were too intoxicated and arrested if they were a public nuisance.

"If you cause disturbances or trouble, you will be arrested," he said.

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