TWO brothers who were allegedly involved in a fight that left a man unconscious have been granted bail so they can today be pallbearers at the funeral of shooting victim Troy Hocking.
Detective Senior Constable Ian Dickinson of the Portland Criminal Investigation Unit told the Portland Magistrates’ Court on Monday that over the weekend the two men were interviewed in relation to an incident involving several men.
Ronald Cluney and Christian Cluney have both been charged with intentionally causing injury, recklessly causing injury and unlawful assault.
Sen Const Dickinson said at 4.45pm last Friday police attended Coolibah Crt after receiving reports of an incident involving a number of people.
The court heard that the two accused, as well as another two or three males and two females were kicking the football on the road in a loud manner.
A man walked out of a house adjacent to the road and approached the group telling them to either quieten down or move to a park.
The man and Ronald Clooney then wrestled, before the man was allegedly kicked and punched by the co-accused, and other members of the group, and was left unconscious, the court was told.
Read more in Wednesday’s Portland Observer.