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.




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