News

Families clash in street after fued

A FEUD between two Aboriginal families led to a confrontation in a Wilsonton Heights street involving 50 people.

Cecil Bruce Duncan, 47, was yesterday fined $500 for his involvement in the disturbance which required multiple police crews.

A feud had erupted between the Duncan and Hearn families in mid-November which resulted in a number of disturbances in Arrowfield St where members of both families lived.

Prosecutor Sergeant Mike Robinson said police were called to a disturbance involving 50 people in Arrowfield St at 1pm on November 25.

Multiple police crews were needed to disperse the crowd and one police car remained in the street for the next few hours.

At 3.15pm, Duncan was seen wandering in the street yelling out obscenities in an effort to incite members of the Hearn family.

He abused them and continued to yell while the single police crew phoned for back-up.

Sgt Robinson said Duncan was also drinking beer in the street.

He described Duncan as "one of the heads" of the Duncan family.

Duncan appeared in the Toowoomba Magistrates Court and pleaded guilty to committing a pubic nuisance offence and consuming liquor on a road.

Defence solicitor Dan Habermann said the feud had been ongoing for a few days, during which his client had been king hit.

Magistrate Damian Carroll fined Duncan $500.




Join the Community.

Get your local news, your way.

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

BUDGET 2016: Small business tax cuts cost us $9 billion

Australian Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison speaks at the despatch box during the delivery of the 2016-17 Federal Budget in the House of Representatives at Parliament House in Canberra,

It will cost the federal government $5.3 billion in lost revenue

Did Federal Budget forget about Queensland?

Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt says we've been forgotten.

Queensland short-changed by at least $1 billion in federal budget

Morrison slates $200m for Ipswich Motorway upgrade

Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale is urging the Federal Government to complete the Ipswich Motorway upgrade between Darra and Rocklea. Looking east to Oxley from Harcourt Road, Darra. Photo: Claudia Baxter / The Queensland Times

Treasurer commits $200m to upgrade Darra to Rocklea motorway stretch

Latest deals and offers

ACF take Minister to Court

ACF chief executive Kelly O'Shanassy

The Australian Conservation Foundation go to court to stop Carmichael mine.

Dash Cam: Roo takes on car

Kangaroo leaps car.

Kangaroo could have kept going, jumps car instead.

Man allegedly reaches 182kmh

A REDBANK Plains man has been charged for dangerous driving and a number of other serious offences after allegedly reaching speeds of 182kmh on the Ipswich Motorway.

A REDBANK Plains man has been charged for dangerous driving and a number of other...

Demand for acreage lots pushes up property prices

Property values in Cooroy have increased 25%

Property values jump in Cooroy and Peachester.

How a sacked real estate agent made $725k in four months

Agent is now under investigation by the industry watchdog

RBA warns of future apartment oversupply

Toowoomba: Crest Apartments and Burke & Wills, Ruthven Street ( view from Neil Street) Photo Bev Lacey / The Chronicle

RBA says oversupply of apartments poses risk to household finances