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Mitchell Pearce complaint: Woman in yellow dress identifies herself

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Nick Ralston, Michael Carayannis

A woman has identified herself as the one who made the initial complaint to police about the behaviour of Mitchell Pearce at a Kings Cross nightclub.

Melissa Arroja made a series of posts on her Facebook and Instagram accounts on Monday night relating to the incident. Just hours afterwards, she is believed to have contacted police and informed them she did not want to make a formal complaint about Pearce.

In one post on her Instagram account, Ms Arroja posted #girlintheyellowdress underneath a picture of her in the same outfit depicted in the security footage from inside the Beach Haus nightclub on Sunday morning.

Fairfax Media has been told Ms Arroja, who goes by the name of ''melzbubblebutt'' on Instagram, contacted police on Monday to say she would not be making a formal complaint.

Police on Tuesday morning said that they had concluded their investigation into the alleged incident as no formal complaint had been received.

Roosters player Pearce had already been issued with an infringement notice by police for failing to leave the club when asked. He was also banned from the Kings Cross area for 48 hours.

The decision not to make a formal complaint came hours after footage obtained by Channel Nine was aired on Monday night's news bulletin showing the woman had become agitated when Pearce moved toward her from his seat at the club as she walked past him at about 1.30am on Sunday.

Nick Ralston, Michael Carayannis

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