Children charged over Mandurah brawl

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POLICE have charged three children over a horrific brawl which broke out between two warring families at Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre earlier this week.

An innocent basketball referee was allegedly bitten on the arm while trying to stop the wild brawl, which broke out during a junior basketball game on Tuesday night.

Police had so far charged three people, including a 71-year-old woman and a 15-year-old girl, and today laid further charges on children as young as 12.

The 12-year-old Mandurah girl was issued a juvenile caution after being charged with participating in a riot, while another 15-year-old Mandurah girl was issued a similar warning for the same charge, along with a charge of threatening behaviour.

Another 17-year-old Mandurah boy will appear before the juvenile justice team after being charged with aggravated assault occasioning bodily harm and taking part in a riot.

Earlier in the week, police charged a 35-year-old Mandurah woman with taking part in a riot and a 71-year-old Coodanup woman with aggravated common assault and riotous behaviour.

They are due to appear in the Mandurah Magistrates Court on November 29.

A 15-year-old Mandurah girl was also charged with aggravated assault occasioning bodily harm and taking part in a riot.

She is due to appear before the Mandurah Children’s Court on December 2.

Police are continuing their inquiries.