A mass brawl erupted in Leichhardt, Sydney over the weekend after a man was accused of groping several guests.
Things took a violent turn at the reception of newlyweds Mathew Carione and Rebecca Becvarovska.
One guest reportedly groped several women at the ceremony, including the bride’s mother, Zorica Carione.
“It all stemmed from one guest who we now realise was groping a lot of women, myself included… the brawl started because they wanted him to be removed,” she told News Corp.
Male wedding guests were alerted of his behaviour and allegedly attacked the man outside the venue.
“They bashed him out the front of a business, they pretty much started laying into him,” security guard Brad Allsopp, who works at a nearby hotel, said.
“I ran across to push them all away and get off him, there were five or six of the guys who had a hold of him; they were punching him and kicking him.”
The attackers then targeted Allsopp, who attempted to intervene.
Despite the bloody brawl, the bride and groom managed to enjoy themselves.
“The married couple had a great time, they didn’t have to see a lot of that stuff (the violence), they have left for their honeymoon,” Zorica said.
Police have not made any arrests but will be reviewing CCTV footage.
This article was first published on New Idea.