Man, 40, allegedly hits son with axe

A 40-YEAR-OLD man who allegedly threw an axe at his son for "being cheeky" has been denied bail.

The Elliott Heads man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was charged with unlawfully wounding his 16-year-old son after an alleged dispute between 6pm and 7pm on Monday.

Bundaberg Magistrates Court heard the teen was laying on a lounge chair watching television when his father told him: "Keep getting cheeky and I will throw this axe at you."

The man then allegedly threw the axe, which hit the teenager on the arm.

The court was told the boy went to a friend's house, who then drove him to hospital before police were called.

The man's defence lawyer said his client was the sole income provider for his family and that he was not a danger of not appearing at court if given bail.

The court was told no medical evidence was yet available regarding the teen's injuries.

Magistrate Jennifer Batts denied the 40-year-old man's bail application.

He was remanded in custody for further mention on December 16.

The man is yet to enter a plea to the single count of unlawful wounding.



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