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Dad and daughter in club punch-up

WHAT started as a Mother's Day celebration at a sports club ended in tears when a father and daughter were arrested for attacking another patron in a bar brawl.

Barry Neil Sutton, 64, of Bundaberg South, and his daughter Jade Sutton, 31, also of Bundaberg South, were arrested on May 8 last year after the punch-up with a man at The Waves just after 8pm.

"Ms Sutton was being disorderly to the point where staff approached and asked her to calm down," police prosecutor Senior Constable Fiona Ward said.

"She approached the victim and kicked him in the shoulder while he was sitting on a bar stool.

"She then started to racially abuse him."

Snr Const Ward said Ms Sutton and another man continued to attack the victim, punching him several times before her father entered and grabbed the male victim in a headlock and punched him.

The prosecutor said while staff tried to get the situation under control, Ms Sutton and her father continued to rush at the victim and punch him.

"This is an unprovoked attack on the victim in a licensed premises," Snr Const Ward said.

The father and daughter both pleaded guilty in Bundaberg Magistrates Court to one count each of affray.

Lawyer Matt Messenger said it was not the father and daughter's intention to cause a fight when they went to The Waves.

But he offered no reasons for the attack his clients committed on the man.

Mr Messenger said Ms Sutton was a youth counsellor and asked that no conviction be recorded against her because it could have a negative impact on her job and future study.

"She accepts what occurred is unacceptable," he said.

"Both of these people are normally of very good character."

Magistrate Jennifer Batts placed Ms Sutton on a $500 good behaviour bond for nine months and decided to record no conviction against her.

Mr Sutton was also fined $500.

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