Five people have been arrested and a woman injured following a riot that erupted outside a Melbourne nightclub just before sunrise this morning.
Scores of police raced to reports of 250 people brawling outside the Queensberry Street club at Carlton just before 5.30am.
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Officers were outnumbered and forced to deploy pepper spray to control the aggressive crowd.
Four men and a woman were arrested at the scene and one woman sustained minor injuries.
It is expected the arrested will be issued with penalty notices for riotous behaviour.