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Moomba 2019: Alleged Teen Thief Accuses Operator Of Assault

Moomba Festival has been marred by a number of incidents over the weekend. 

A teenager and ride operator clashed after the latter accused the former of stealing on Monday. 

The operator attempted to arrest the 15-year-old, but the teen has now accused the worker of assault. 

A police investigation is underway. 

The incident was just one in a string of black marks for the event after massive brawls broke out at St Paul's Cathedral and Flinders Street Station on Saturday night. 

20 people were arrested for public intoxication or assault over the event. 

“What we saw is the incidents that did break out, with police on-scene almost instantaneously… any risk to the general public was resolved,” Commander Tim Hansen said.

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