Hotel brawl forces restaurant to close
A COTTESLOE beachside restaurant operator had to shut shop and had her 4WD window smashed after fighting Ocean Beach Hotel patrons spilled into adjacent Eric Street about 5.30pm on Sunday.
“They were very drunk people and I closed my windows and shop,” Ocean Spice Thai owner Marie Grace told the Western Suburbs Weekly.
Ms Grace said she saw three or four men aged 20 to 30 being told by security staff “go, we’re calling the police now”, before officers arrived about 6.20pm, but no ambulances attended.
She said nearby businesses found it difficult to trade because of drunkenness and long queues to the hotel on Sundays.
A police spokeswoman said several men told to leave the hotel became involved in a disturbance, during which one struck a car with his fist and broke its rear window.
He had dark hair and wore an open white shirt, black shorts and dark shoes.
The hotel declined to comment.
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