A massive brawl between guests at a lavish wedding ended with three brothers handcuffed after an alleged assault by a senior police officer.
Brothers Khalil Bou-Ilyas, known as Michael Rudd, Khalid Bou-Ilyas, also known as Kane Malice, and Richard Bou-Ilyas have been charged in connection with an alleged altercation at a lavish wedding reception at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Hyde Park on Saturday night.
The Glenwood brothers were accused of assaulting a police officer, protesting arrest and cheating at a lavish reception featuring smoke machines and fireworks.
Rudd, 43, and Malice, 47, both pleaded guilty and granted bail at Parramatta Local Court on Sunday – with the pair questioned by the media after spending the night in lock-up.
Rudd awkwardly asked reporters for a lift home at one point, as he and Malice were questioned about the alleged outbreak of the altercation outside Surry Hills Police Centre.
A lavish wedding turns into chaos with three brothers brawling and allegedly assaulting a police officer.
The lavish wedding took place on Saturday at the Sheraton Grand Hotel (pictured) in Hyde Park.
‘Will you give me a lift home or not?’ a seemingly annoyed Rudd asked 9News reporter Ruth Winn-Williams as she followed him down the street.
‘Are you going to give me a lift home?’
Earlier, Rudd defended himself and his brothers as he addressed waiting TV crews.
‘The family that fights together, stays together,’ he said.
He later added: ‘It was a shocking way to end the night but it wasn’t my fault.’
A third brother, Richard, 35, made no bid for bail and remains in police custody.
He was charged with assaulting a police officer causing actual bodily harm, while Rudd and Malice were charged with assault without causing bodily harm.
One of the accused brothers, Khalil Bou-Ilyas, known as Michael Rudd (pictured), 43, allegedly asked reporters to go home after being released from police custody.
Rudd and Malice, 47, both pleaded guilty and bailed in Parramatta Local Court on Sunday before being questioned by the media outside Surry Hills Police Centre.
According to court documents, the allegedly wild altercation at the wedding venue took place between several guests and involved ‘pushing, shoving and fighting’.
The court was also told that the fight became ‘extremely violent’.
Officers from the Public Order and Riot Squad, along with uniformed police, were called to the Sheraton Grand Hotel to break up the brawl.
The three brothers were allegedly leaving the scene when officers arrived.
Police alleged that the brothers then assaulted a senior constable, 32, at the scene and obstructed the arrest.
The constable deployed his Taser before arresting the brothers.
A fight broke out between several guests at the wedding before the Public Order and Riot Squad and uniformed police were called to the hotel.
When the police reached the spot, they allegedly confronted the three brothers. It is alleged that the three then assaulted a senior constable, 32, who was forced to deploy a Taser.
He was later taken to St. Vincent’s Hospital in stable condition.
“The police officer was injured. He’s definitely got some facial injuries but he’s OK,’ NSW Police Deputy Commissioner Mal Lanyon told reporters.
Officers believe alcohol was ‘related’ to the alleged altercation at the wedding but have not determined what sparked the fight.
Rad and Malice’s bail conditions include three-weekly police reporting and abstinence from alcohol.
In court, the prosecutor strongly opposed Rudd’s release from police custody.
In court, the prosecutor opposed releasing Rudd (pictured walking with police) from police custody, saying he was ‘at risk of serious crime and endangering the community’.
He claimed Rudd was ‘seriously abusive and at risk of endangering the community’.
‘He actively resisted the police, they had to deploy a taser to subdue him – this is not an example of consent,’ the police prosecutor alleged.
Rudd’s lawyer denied the claim.
All three brothers will go to Sydney’s Downing Center Local Court next week for arraignment.