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Brawler at Lollipop’s play centre children’s birthday party avoids jail

A screengrab of the brawl inside Lollipop’s Playland & Cafe in Wetherill Park. Several parents were taken to hospital after a fight inside Lollipop’s Playland & Cafe in Wetherill Park. Photo: Facebook
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A woman who pleaded guilty to affray over a wild brawl at a child’s birthday party at a western Sydney indoor play centre has been sentenced to 12 months’ jail.

But Marleen Isaac won’t spend time behind bars if she remains of good behaviour, after a Fairfield Local Court magistrate on Wednesday agreed to suspend her sentence.

Six other adults charged with assault offences over the violent brawl at Lollipop’s Playland & Cafe in Wetherill Park in June will appear in court during the course of the day.

Magistrate Vivien Swain described the melee that erupted on June 20 as “very serious”.

“These events occurred in Lollipop’s Playland, which is a place where children go to celebrate special occasions, to play, to have fun,” Ms Swain said.

“And this all started, it seems, because Mr Isaac Isaac had a disproportionate protective instinct towards [one] child.”

She told how he had assaulted a little girl who had bumped into another child, “grabbing her by the arm and saying: ‘Don’t do that. Play nice.’ “

The girl, aged just seven, ran over to her father, who approached Isaac Isaac for an explanation.

Within moments, six members of the Isaac clan had dived into the fray – including family patriarch Aduard Aushana, also known as Edward Isaac, who at 61 is the oldest person charged over the offences.

A police statement said the grey-haired war veteran, who the court has previously heard relies on the disability pension, inserted himself in the brawl before he returned to his table, removed his jacket and sunglasses, then walked over to another man who was not involved in the violence.

Ms Swain said Mr Aushana “set upon” that man, the grandfather of a little boy who was celebrating his fourth birthday at Lollipop’s, and punched him down.

The brawl, which was filmed on a mobile phone, was said to have started when children from each birthday party were using the equipment at the indoor playground for children aged two to 11.

The brawl involved up to 12 people of the approximately 70 who were at the play centre at the time.

In the days after the brawl, the uncle of a seven-year-old girl believed to be at the centre of the dispute told Fairfax Media that his niece had come out of the play equipment crying, claiming that “a man pulled my hair”.

The situation then degenerated into a brawl between the adults.

Superintendent Peter Lennon, from the Fairfield Local Area Command, said at the time: “After viewing footage of the incident, police were concerned about the safety of all people involved, particularly the children, who were heard to be screaming at the height of the brawl.

“The search warrants and arrests [issued] this morning send a strong message to the community, that the behaviour that was seen at a children’s venue will not be tolerated.

“The behaviour we saw in the play centre was something I cannot understand.

“There are a number of children that can be seen in the footage who are extremely upset and crying.”

The play centre, on McIlwraith Street, promotes itself as a popular party venue for babies, toddlers and school-aged children with slides, ball pits, jumping castles and a tea-cup ride.

AAP, Megan Levy, Patrick Begley

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