Melbourne siblings appear in court after alleged Smart Street mall melee

Kayla Ann Gilligan and her brother Callan Patrick Gilligan leave Mandurah Magistrates Court.
Kayla Ann Gilligan and her brother Callan Patrick Gilligan leave Mandurah Magistrates Court.

TWO Melbourne siblings, who allegedly kicked off a melee in Mandurah’s Smart Street Mall on Saturday morning, appeared in Mandurah Magistrates Court today.

Melbourne duo Kayla Ann Gilligan (24) and her brother Callan Patrick Gilligan (21) both entered pleas for a number of charges.

Police claim the 21-year-old man and 24-year-old woman were engaged in a verbal and physical altercation with security staff and members of the public after being refused entry to a Mandurah nightclub.

Callan Patrick Gilligan.

The pair then moved into the mall where the disturbance continued.

Police claim a woman ran towards the pair and the 21-year-old man punched her to the face, causing her to fall to the ground.

The victim was taken to hospital where she was treated for a laceration to her lip.

Police also allege that when a man came to assist the victim, the 24-year-old woman bit him to the jaw. His skin was broken, causing bleeding.

Kayla Gilligan pleaded not guilty to assault occasioning bodily harm but did not enter a plea for disorderly behaviour in public.

Callan Gilligan pleaded not guilty to behaving in a disorderly manner in a police station or lock-up and for disorderly behaviour in public. He did not enter a plea for the common assault charge.

Police prosecutor Senior Constable Tammy Read said the common assault charge could be upgraded, pending a medical report.

Kayla Ann Gilligan.

Defence lawyer Damien Cripps represented the siblings and asked the court if they could be granted the opportunity to travel back to Melbourne.

The pair were granted permission to travel back to their home state.

They are both due to appear in Mandurah Magistrates Court on September 28.