AFTERNOON BIFF: A fight between two kangaroos would have settled the issues more quickly and decisively than two drunken men could manage in Gympie recently.
AFTERNOON BIFF: A fight between two kangaroos would have settled the issues more quickly and decisively than two drunken men could manage in Gympie recently. Warren Thomson

Three-hour drunken brawl near Winston House leads to court

A MAN whose drunken public brawling was described by a witness as "two men very drunk and failing to strike each other" was ordered to perform 80 hours unpaid community service when he appeared in Gympie Magistrates court on Monday.

Jade Leslie Bird, 34, of Gympie, pleaded guilty to nearly three hours of "affray in a public place," outside Winston House.

Witnesses had told police of fearing for their safety before calling police, the court was told.

The fight began at 3pm and was still going at 5.45pm when police arrived.

Gympie Times


Council responds to Yamba roundabout work traffic delays

Premium Content Council responds to Yamba roundabout work traffic delays

The contractor involved in constructing two roundabouts on Yamba Rd has been taken...

Grafton golfers ready to tee up for The Longest Day

Premium Content Grafton golfers ready to tee up for The Longest Day

Next week golfers will pick up their clubs at take to Grafton District Golf Club...

How one woman is bringing together the Clarence's sisterhood

Premium Content How one woman is bringing together the Clarence's sisterhood

‘It can be pretty isolating living in a rural area but it’s good to see many women...