Mandurah woman pleads guilty to Brighton Hotel brawl charges

A MANDURAH woman involved in a brawl at a Mandurah pub, which left her father in an induced coma, appeared in court today .

Meegan Claire Hefford sent in an endorsed plea of guilty to Mandurah Magistrates Court to disorderly behaviour in public.

The police prosecutor told the court Hefford was at the Brighton Hotel on March 5.

She was sitting around a table when a male said “chur aunty” to one of the women sitting at the table.

Hefford said “this is Australia, speak Australian”, to which the man said “sweet as c**t”.

The men around the table began throwing punches and began to scream and shout.

Throughout this Hefford was screaming and shouting.

The altercation moved outside the Brighton Hotel and Hefford exchanged words with the man again.

Staff members from the Brighton Hotel had to stand in front of Hefford to stop her approaching the man.

She pushed the staff members away and they were forced to restrain her.

Despite this, Hefford continued shouting abuse at the man and made attempts to push past staff.

The man called Hefford a “f**king dirty s**t”, to which she said “c’mon then” and threw punches.

During an interview at a later date with Mandurah Detectives Hefford denied being aggressive.

Magistrate Vivien Edwards said Hefford had been “fairly significant disorderly” and ordered her to reappear on May 19 for sentencing.