Man admits pushing teen in fight

A MAN charged with assault causing bodily harm after pushing a 14-year-old girl during a fight between two groups of people has fronted court.

Gavin Anthony Kennedy, 36, of Mt Perry, pleaded guilty to trespass and assault from an incident on October 20 last year.

Bundaberg Magistrates Court heard the complainant claimed she and two passengers had driven past a house where Kennedy was visiting about 8pm when they heard verbal abuse.

The complainant claimed she yelled back “dogs” however police were also told she had driven past the home and thrown a beer bottle and yelled abuse which caused the occupants and Kennedy to go to her house.

Kennedy pushed a teenage girl to the ground as he entered the house with accomplices where a scuffle broke out.

The defendant was bashed over the head with a baseball bat in the incident.

The defence told the court Kennedy had gone to the house to request the complainants cease the alleged abuse and bottle throwing.

Kennedy and the man he had fought with at the house had shaken hands and ended their feud prior to the police arriving.

The court heard he had been in full-time employment for several years and currently works seven-days as a tree-lopper at Mt Perry where he is not allowed to drink any alcohol.

The defence said Kennedy was also once the youngest ever fire station commander in New South Wales but quit to take care of his sick mother.

Magistrate Neil Lavaring fined the man $500 and did not record a conviction.



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