Shocking moment carnival worker drags a girl, 14, across the grass by her HAIR during a wild brawl at a family fair near Byron Bay after staff claimed teens were throwing water bombs filled with URINE
- Carnival worker accused of dragging a 14-year-old girl across grass by her hair
- Vicious brawl between teenagers and staff broke out at a fair on Friday night
- Staff claimed the teenagers were throwing water bombs filled with urine
- Woman said her daughter tried to save the girl but was punched in the face
A 14-year-old girl is allegedly dragged by the hair while a friend screams ‘she’s just a little kid’ in a disturbing video of a vicious brawl between carnival workers and high schoolers.
The family carnival at Banner Park in Brunswick Heads, in the Byron Shire, turned ugly before 9.30 on Friday night when staff at the fair allegedly pounced on teens for throwing water bombs – which staff claim were filled with urine.
In the clip, piercing screams could be heard as two fully-grown men allegedly threw a series of punches at a group of about ten youths.
A man is accused of dragging a teenage girl across the grass by her hair at a carnival (pictured left)
One girl, who locals say was only 14, was allegedly pulled to the ground by one of the men and dragged across the grass by her ponytail.
As the girl kicked helplessly, a young female voice repeatedly bellowed: ‘Don’t f***ing touch her – she’s just a little kid!’
A distressed teenage boy yelled, ‘get off my girl!’ and jumped into the fray to avenge his girlfriend.
Others allegedly continued to attack the 14-year-old and pull at her dress as she flailed on the ground, before her partner allegedly punched one of the men in the head.
Locals say the brawl broke out because teenagers were throwing water bombs at carnival staff
About ten teenagers and at least two carnival workers could be seen throwing punched (pictured)
‘What the f***?’ horrified onlookers shouted, while others screamed in fear.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted the carnival for comment.
Locals said on social media that the fair has been running in the area for more than 65 years, and were horrified by the violent display.
One woman claimed her daughter tried to save the 14-year-old, but was punched in the face.
Another said: ‘I live close by, and was terrified by what I could hear, to afraid to step out of the gate to see what was happening.’
One male teenager jumped into the fray (pictured) to avenge his girlfriend, who was dragged by her hair
The carnival has been running in the area for more than 65 years. Some locals said they had been attending since they were children
Some blamed the melee on the teenagers and said workers never would have reacted if water bombs weren’t thrown in the first place, but others disagreed.
‘Regards to what the children did or didn’t do, the behaviour from these adults is absolutely disgusting,’ one man wrote.
‘They are grown adults throwing punches at children even females and dragging them by the hair.’
Someone else wrote: ‘Yes the kids were out of order, and overstepped the mark to the point they needed a bit of a wake up, but hitting a kid is never justified – let alone a young girl.’
One woman pointed out that it would have been difficult for the youths to fill water bombs with urine because the balloon heads are ‘too tiny’.
She also dismissed the claim because there were balloon remnants on a tap near the brawl, but others thought it was plausible.
‘Some people are very creative,’ a man replied.
Pictured: The family carnival in Brusnwick Heads, in the Byron Shire. A fight broke out at the event on Friday night
NSW Police told Daily Mail Australia officers were called to the scene following reports of a large brawl.
‘Police have been told that a group of young persons at the carnival in Banner Park had been engaging in anti-social behaviour before carnival employees approached the group,’ a police spokeswoman said.
‘Upon police arrival, the groups had dispersed.’
‘A verbal altercation then occurred between both parties before the groups engaged in a physical affray.’
The incident is still under investigation.