Accused DV offender claims victim pulled knife on him

An alleged domestic violence offender claims he was the one who had the knife pulled on him, not his alleged victim.

The 31 year old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, made a bail application in Rockhampton Magistrates Court on December 17.

Magistrate Jason Schubert, who denied the defendant bail, outlined the allegations which involved the defendant going to the victim’s premises, striking her in the face with something that cut her face and then he grabbing her by her hair and dragging her metres across the house.

He also allegedly hit her as she was curled up on the floor, hit her on the side of the face with a glass bottle and kicked her right forearm.

The defendant is also accused of kicking her in the head when she tried to get up.

Defence lawyer Brendan Gimbert said his client claimed the alleged victim pulled a knife on him.

He said his client was contesting charges of domestic violence and burglaries.

The court heard the defendant had other charges of wilful damage, obstruct police and public nuisance.

Mr Gimbert said his client proposed to live in Mackay.

The man’s matters were adjourned to January 27 at 2pm.



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