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Teen fighting for life after Healesville car park brawl

“The details of what has occurred are not yet fully clear and that’s part of our investigation,” he said.

“There was a male who was assaulted and is currently at the Royal Melbourne Hospital receiving treatment.”

He said police were investigating whether anyone else was hurt in the brawl. They are unsure what started the fight and how those involved are connected.

“Where the victim was located was where it all occurred,” he said.

“There is CCTV of the incident, we will be reviewing that CCTV so we are urging anyone with information in relation to this offence and what’s occurred there to please come forward and tell us what you know.

“We are reviewing all CCTV and will identify all people involved.”

Leading Senior Constable Austin said this kind of violence was devastating for victims and their loved ones.

“I think we live in a very good community however sometimes these things occur and it’s up to individuals to take responsibility.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident or who recognises the man is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or file a confidential report at

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Riverstone engagement party erupts in brawl, men injured

Three men, including a groom-to-be, have been taken to hospital after violence erupted at an engagement party at a Sydney home.

Police were called to the house in Riverstone, in Sydney’s northwest, following reports of an “physical altercation” involving up to 10 people around 8pm on Sunday.

7 News reports the backyard brawl began among guests who had gathered at the house to celebrate the engagement of couple Daniel Sinnerton and Jessica Yardley.

Police said three men, aged 31, 28 and 27, were taken to hospital with non-life threatening head injuries and have since been discharged.

One of those injured men is believed to be the groom, Mr Sinnerton.

Police said no arrests have been made but a crime scene has been set up at the house. A hammer was among items seized from the property.

People who were involved in the brawl are reportedly refusing to tell police what happened, according to The Daily Telegraph.

A neighbour told 7 News she saw guests “bolt” from the scene after the incident started.

“We just heard a little bit of yelling and screaming,” the neighbour, Ange House, said.

The mother of the injured groom-to-be spoke to media after arriving at the property today.

“I’m feeling p****d off. So is the whole family,” the mother said.

Police said they were still looking to speak to witnesses.

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Horror gang brawl leaves one dead, 10 injured

Police are still on edge after a vicious attack in a north Brisbane park left one person dead and up to 10 injured, saying they fear further violence.

It comes as they revealed they were investigating whether the Zillmere incident, which saw a group of people of African descent set upon another, was in retaliation to a vicious attack in Brisbane’s southwest last week.

Speaking on Monday, Detective Superintendent Tony Fleming said an extensive investigation was underway after the “dynamic” incident at O’Callaghan Park at 5.30pm on Sunday, including preparing for further violence.

“I do hold some concerns the attacks may have been retribution for an attack on September 8 at Redbank Plains, that’s unconfirmed at this stage, but what happened there was a group of people of African descent set upon a man of African descent who suffered significant injuries,” he said.

“I am concerned there is a risk of retribution now (after the Zillmere incident).

“Some words were spoken by some of the people last night in police presence that has led them (police) to be concerned that some within that small group who won’t cooperate with us will seek to solve it themselves.”

A man in his 20s died in the incident from a stab wound, with others suffering significant injuries caused by knives and blunt objects such as baseball bats.

Supt Fleming issued a plea to friends and associates of those involved in Sunday’s attack to do the right thing.

“My message is help us to do our jobs,” he said.

“Most of the people involved aren’t cooperating with us and providing detailed information.

“We would like to say to friends and associates… there’s no doubt people talk and know who might be behind this… you have an opportunity to talk to your elders, talk to police, and let us know who is responsible for this and stop more people being hurt in the community.

“We now need help from community and those close to this to help identify the offenders and prevent further escalation.

“Retribution is not going to solve the problem.”

“We are doing all we can to hold people accountable for this level of violence.”

Police are currently looking at a “number of potential persons of interest and locations”.

Early investigations suggest a group of friends and close associates were congregating at the park, which they did regularly, when they were set upon by another group.

At least 20 people were involved on Sunday, Supt Fleming said.

Queensland Ambulance Services medical director Dr Stephen Rashford said 14 units, including critical care and the High Acuity Response Unit, responded to the incident, transporting nine patients to various hospitals across the city.

“This was a very technically difficult job for all our paramedics,” Dr Rashford said.

“It was dark, there were heightened emotions, and there were a number of people who were critically injured … suffering knife wounds and blunt force trauma.

“We found multiple victims spread across a large distance in the park. This posed a significant challenge to paramedics. There were numerous victims and it was a multi-injury incident.”

Paramedics attempted to resuscitate one man who had suffered critical injuries; however, he died at the scene.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the victims and their families,” Dr Rashford said.

Dr Rashford said the injured were taken to multiple hospitals across Brisbane to “ensure they could get the care they required”.

The football club that calls O’Callaghan Park home, North Star FC, last night issued a statement on the incident, confirming the club would close while police carried out the investigation.

“Unfortunately a non-football related incident has occurred in the O’Callaghan Park precinct this evening where serious injuries have been sustained,” the club wrote in a statement on Facebook on Sunday night.

“Our thoughts go out to those who have been injured and their families.

“The safety and security of our members and the community is paramount. At this stage the club is closed, and we are awaiting further advice from Queensland Police.”

The incident, and reports of increased carjackings in Brisbane, have prompted Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington to release her plans to target the violence should the LNP win the October 31 election.

Ms Frecklington said the LNP would recruit an extra 170 police for Brisbane, and establish new task forces to crackdown on gang violence and carjackings if it wins.

“Labor’s soft-on-crime approach is failing to protect the community,” Ms Frecklington said.

“Enough is enough, we can’t have nurses walking to their car in fear … we can’t have people getting carjacked at gunpoint on their driveway.

“The LNP will ensure our police have the resources and the tough laws they need to do their job and keep Queenslanders safe.”

Ms Frecklington said two new task forces would be established immediately after the October 31 election.

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Richmond AFL players Sydney Stack, Callum Coleman-Jones sent home from Queensland after Gold Coast brawl

Richmond players Sydney Stack and Callum Coleman-Jones will be sent home from Queensland and suspended for 10 matches after being arrested over an early morning brawl on the Gold Coast.

Stack and Coleman-Jones were arrested at 3:30am on Friday on a night out which put them in breach of the AFL’s strict COVID-19 biosecurity arrangements.

Queensland Police confirmed two men, aged 20 and 21, were arrested after a “physical altercation” on Orchid Avenue in Surfers Paradise.

Coleman-Jones sustained minor facial injuries and was treated in hospital. Stack was detained by police but was released a short time after without charges being laid. Both players were intoxicated.

The Tigers have been fined $75,000 as a result of the protocol breach, which the club said the two players would pay.

The club will pay an additional $25,000, which was suspended from a previous breach involving the wife of captain Trent Cotchin.

The AFL released a statement on Friday afternoon saying Stack and Coleman-Jones breached the league’s protocols by “taking an Uber, visiting a non-approved Gold Coast venue and becoming involved in an incident that involved Queensland Police”.

Richmond confirmed Stack and Coleman-Jones had been consuming alcohol at a club and an AFL-sanctioned event at its hub.

They chose to continue drinking at the completion of the function in their rooms, before going out and attending a venue.

A picture of a closed Kebab shop called Kebab Zone with a billboard for a strip club in the foreground
The incident involving Stack and Coleman-Jones occurred outside a kebab store in Surfers Paradise.(ABC News: Steve Keen)

“It is a privilege to be able to continue our competition, and with that privilege comes responsibility,” AFL general counsel Andrew Dillon said in a statement.

“The actions of the players are not only irresponsible but disrespectful to the competition and everyone associated with it.

“There is simply no excuse for this breach. The two players knew the rules and chose to ignore them, putting the safety of everyone at risk.

“The behaviour of the players is not what we expect, regardless of whether any protocols are in place or not.”

Tigers pair guilty of ‘serious mistakes’

Tigers chief executive Brendon Gale said Stack and Coleman-Jones had let down more than themselves.

“It’s extremely disappointing for our football club and extremely disrespectful to the entire AFL community and the leadership,” Gale said.

“It’s very disrespectful to the Queensland Government, who have been wonderful hosts in accommodating us as a football club and the entire competition.

Gale said Stack and Coleman-Jones needed to learn from the incident.

“We can’t forget these are young men, young people make mistakes, and these are very, very serious mistakes,” he said.

“They put our club at risk, put the competition at risk, the health and safety of the Queensland people.

“They’ll learn from it, but we need to put our arm around them and we need to help them regain the trust and respect of our football club and the community.”

The 10-match suspensions will begin in round 17, as the Tigers have a bye in round 16, and will stretch through to next season.

The $100,000 sanction will be included in Richmond’s 2021 soft cap.

Stack and Coleman-Jones were isolated after returning to Richmond’s accommodation base on the Gold Coast on Friday morning.

They had cleared a 14-day quarantine in July. They were not part of the current quarantine hub where AFL officials, and players and family members are undertaking the required 14-day quarantine period.

Brooke and Trent Cotchin, dressed to the nines, smile for a photo on the Brownlow Medal red carpet
Brooke Cotchin (left), pictured with her husband Trent, breached AFL protocols earlier this year.(AAP: Julian Smith)

It is Richmond’s second COVID breach of the season after Brooke Cotchin broke biosecurity protocols by travelling to a day spa on the Gold Coast in July.

The latest incident comes two days after Queensland was announced as host of the AFL grand final for the first time.

The Gabba will host the decider on October 24.

Richmond beat Fremantle on the Gold Coast on Wednesday at Carrara to move into the top four, having won its last four matches.

The Tigers’ next game is against fellow finals aspirants Geelong on Friday, September 11, also at Carrara.

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Teenage boy dead after brawl in Deer Park

The other males ran from the scene and six were arrested nearby a short time later on Billingham Road.

Witnesses told Nine News that some members of the group were carrying knives and baseball bats and stabbed the teen multiple times in the chest and stomach.

Foa Galuega, a family friend of the victim, said the dead boy was a “good kid” who went to church.

“He comes from a good family and humble family but it’s just so unfortunate that this has happened to him,” she told Nine.

The scene where a teenager was stabbed in Deer Park.

The scene where a teenager was stabbed in Deer Park.Credit:AAP

Ms Gualuega said the fight broke out over an online conflict.

“I think it’s all got to do with social media and bullying and things that they say online and they came after him,” she said.

A friend of the victim said he tried to intervene in the fight.

Paramedics at the scene when a teen was stabbed on Tuesday afternoon.

Paramedics at the scene when a teen was stabbed on Tuesday afternoon.Credit:Nine

“We came and pushed them off and then it was too late because he already got stabbed,” he said.

Bystanders told Nine how they applied pressure to the boy’s wounds before an ambulance arrived.

Paramedics worked to resuscitate the teenager before he died.

A number of people were on scene at least four hours after the stabbing before a second brawl broke out about 7.30pm.

Police outside Brimbank Shopping Centre on Tuesday afternoon.

Police outside Brimbank Shopping Centre on Tuesday afternoon.Credit:Nine News Melbourne

An ABC reporter filmed dozens of people running into the taped off crime scene screaming.

A voice can be heard in the footage shouting, “I’ll kill you” while bystanders yell, “stop”.

Three males were arrested in relation to the second brawl and were being interviewed at 9pm on Tuesday night.

A crime scene remains at the shopping centre where homicide detectives continue their investigation into the circumstances surround the boy’s death.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a confidential report at

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New brawl breaks out at Melbourne crime scene where teen was stabbed to death

Fresh chaos has broken out tonight at a murder scene where a 16-year-old boy was allegedly stabbed to death by up to 10 people outside a Melbourne shopping centre.

Six men have been arrested after police said the teenager was approached by a group of eight to 10 males on Neale Road outside Brimbank Shopping Centre in Deer Park just after 4pm.

He was stabbed and died at the scene.

Fresh chaos has broken out at a murder scene where a 16-year-old boy was allegedly stabbed to death by up to 10 people outside a Melbourne shopping centre. (9News)
Just hours after the road was turned into a major crime scene, a large group of people has been seen running near a taped-off area as at least five police officers attempted to stop them. (9News)
Officers were unable to stop the majority of the group running away from the scene. (9News)

The group fled and six were arrested nearby a short time later on Billingham Road.

Just hours after the road was turned into a major crime scene, a large group of people has been seen running near a taped-off area as at least five police officers attempted to stop them.

During the commotion, one police officer was knocked to the ground and appeared to be injured before being helped to his feet by a bystander.

During the commotion, one police officer was knocked to the ground and appeared to be injured. (9News)
A bystander came to the aid of the police officer. (9News)

Victoria Police has been unable to confirm to 9News reports of people being at the scene, other than homicide detectives investigating the teenager’s death.

Earlier, witnesses told Nine News the group that targeted the 16-year-old had been carrying knives up their sleeves and allegedly stabbed the teen “multiple times” in the chest and stomach.

The brawl is believed to have been sparked by an argument on social media.

200616 Melbourne teen killed Brimbank Shopping Centre Deer Park group stabbing attack
It is believed the victim was approached by a group of eight to 10 males on Neale Road just after 4pm outside a shopping centre. (9News)
200616 Melbourne teen killed Brimbank Shopping Centre Deer Park group stabbing attack
Witnesses told 9News a fight that was sparked by issues relating to social media broke out at Brimbank Shopping Centre in Deer Park.
200616 Melbourne teen killed Brimbank Shopping Centre Deer Park group stabbing attack
Six males were arrested after allegedly fleeing the scene.

“He’s a good kid, he goes to church. He comes from a good family, a humble family. It’s just so unfortunate this has happened to him,” family friend Foa Galuega said.

“They all ran to him, there was about 10 or 15 of them,” said another eye witness Luke Mears.

The exact circumstances surrounding the incident are being investigated.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a confidential report at

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15-year-old charged with murder following brutal western suburbs brawl

A teenager has been charged with murder following the death of a 17-year-old in Melbourne’s western suburbs in December last year.

Aguer Akech died after a 20-person brawl in St Albans, at and around the Keilor Plains railway station, in the early hours of December 22.

The gang-busting Echo Taskforce charged a 15-year Tarneit boy in relation to the incident on Wednesday afternoon. He will face the Children’s Court at a later date.

Teenagers and young men were armed with sticks and fence posts before the fatal stabbing, CCTV footage showed.

Police believe the conflict began after a Holden Commodore was taken from an all-day soccer event at Green Gully Soccer Club on Saturday, December 21.

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Women in toilet paper brawl have case in Sydney court

A mother-daughter duo at the centre of an allegedly violent coronavirus-fuelled stoush over toilet paper at a Sydney supermarket has had the case adjourned for two weeks.

Treiza Bebawy, 60, and Meriam Bebawy, 23, were due to face Bankstown Local Court on Tuesday on affray charges following an altercation at a Woolworths store in Chullora on March 7.

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But the women didn’t attend court for their first mention, with the magistrate granting their lawyer’s request for a two-week postponement.

They are now scheduled to face court on May 12.

Footage of the incident went viral on social media last month.

It showed the Bebawys allegedly yelling and fighting with fellow shopper Tracey Hinckson, 49, amid panic buying.

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The video depicted Ms Hinckson being attacked while a packet of Quilton toilet paper lay on the floor.

Police allege the mother and daughter used “unlawful violence” causing their fellow shopper to “fear for her safety”.

Ms Hinckson was not injured in the fracas.

In the video, Meriam Bebawy is seen returning the toilet paper to a trolley loaded with loo roll.

Ms Hinckson can be heard yelling: “I just want one packet.”

Treiza Bebawy, who’s guarding the trolley, then replies: “No. No toilet paper.”

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Gold Coast man dies from ‘catastrophic’ injuries after brawl over spilled beer

A young Gold Coast man has died from his injuries after a bloody brawl outside a northern NSW pub last weekend over a schooner of beer.

Jesse Vilkelis Curas died of his injuries in a Queensland hospital at 2.30pm yesterday.

His devastated mother had flown into the Gold Coast to join other family members at his bedside following the bloody fight.

Jesse Vilkelis Curas has died almost a in a fight outside a Ballina pub. (Supplied)
Mr Curas’ family were told to prepare themselves for the worst. (Supplied)

The family told 9NEWS they were bracing themselves for the worst.

The 24-year-old was drinking with his brother Nicholas at the East Ballina pub near Hill and Park Streets when a dispute broke out with another group of men over a spilled schooner of beer just before 8pm.

Mr Curas was allegedly set upon and knocked out outside the pub.

The 24-year-old was drinking at The Shawsy in East Ballina when he got into a dispute with another group of men. (9NEWS)

He was airlifted to Gold Coast University Hospital with injuries that his treating doctors described as “catastrophic”.

Detectives from Richmond Police District continue their investigations into the attack.

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