TWO Hunter tradesmen have been charged after an altercation at a Tamworth hotel at theweekend.
Police will allege the pair, aged in their 30s and working in the Tamworth area, got into a physical argument with a Tamworth man in the gaming room of the Longyard Hotel just before 9pm on Saturday.
One of the men allegedly got a small sledgehammer from his work utility in the car park before returning inside.
A licensing sergeant, who was in the hotel at the time, intervened and confronted the pair, who were arrested.
The sledgehammer was seized and both men were taken to Tamworth Police Station and charged with offensive conduct and custody of an offensive implement.
The utility, owned by the pair, was also reported stolen from the hotel while the men were in custody at the police station.
The vehicle was located shortly afterwards, left abandoned in West Tamworth, and towed from the scene.
Police believe the vehicle was stolen from the hotel after the keys were misplaced by the owner during the altercation.
Both men were granted conditional bail to attend court at a later date.
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