Female bathroom brawl at Castros nightclub

By Emma Spillett
Updated November 6 2012 - 12:25am, first published July 21 2011 - 11:20am

A Mt Warrigal teen who allegedly punched, kicked and scratched two other young women in an attack at a Wollongong nightclub has been refused bail.Kayla Williams, 18, allegedly punched and kicked one woman and scratched the other during an unprovoked attack in a bathroom at Castros nightclub, Wollongong Local Court heard yesterday.Police claim Williams confronted the two women and a witness while they were fixing their make-up just after 1am yesterday and a short verbal altercation ensued before the trio left the bathroom and went to the dance floor.About an hour later, the three women returned to the bathroom, and Williams, who had just come out of a toilet cubicle, allegedly said to the group "not you girls again".Facts before the court said Williams walked up to one of the women, pushed her and punched her in the face.When the woman fell to the ground, Williams allegedly continued to punch her.Police claim the witness then attempted to pull Williams off the woman but they both fell back onto the victim.According to the facts, Williams then allegedly kicked the woman for several minutes.As the second woman tried to pull the witness off the floor, Williams scratched her face and punched her, police allege.Another woman then entered the bathroom, saw the incident and went to get security.The first victim stayed in the bathroom for some time as she was frightened but later reported the incident to police.She sustained a swollen lip and cut on her leg while the other woman suffered facial scratches.Williams was later arrested and while in custody, police claim she smelt of alcohol and had glassy, blood-shot eyes.Williams yesterday pleaded not guilty to common assault and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.The court heard Williams was on bail for another incident at the time of the offence and had been ordered not to enter licenced premises or consume alcohol.Opposing bail, prosecutor Sgt Coby Davis said Williams had shown complete contempt for her bail in attending the nightclub and drinking.Sgt Davis told the court there was concern for Williams' animalistic-type behaviour and her inability to control her temper.Defence solicitor Justine Hall said Williams had a number of significant psychiatric issues and needed a high degree of support and assistance. Williams was willing to comply with a curfew.Ms Hall told the court Williams admitted to breaching her bail but denied starting the fight, stating her client had sustained a number of injuries from the altercation.Magistrate Michael Stoddart refused Williams bail and adjourned the matter to July 26.

Subscribe now for unlimited access.


(min cost $0)

or signup to continue reading

See subscription options

Get the latest Wollongong news in your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date.

We care about the protection of your data. Read our Privacy Policy.