Alleged brazen DV attack in front of family and friends
AN ALLEGED domestic violence offender is accused of brazenly, repeatedly punching his partner and hitting her with a bottle in front of family and friends.
The man, 19, was supported in court on July 14 by two aunties as he made a bail application after being charged with two counts of assault occasioning bodily harm and one of contravening a domestic violence order.
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The Rockhampton Magistrates Court heard the man intended to plead guilty to the charges, however the nature of the offending meant it had to be dealt with as a long plea, which was set down for July 27.
Magistrate Jeff Clarke said they were very serious offences including an incident on July 4 where the defendant allegedly punched the victim in the head and hit her with a bottle, which was witnessed by family and friends.
He granted bail given the defendant’s lack of history and the bail address being hours away from the alleged victim.