Man to stay behind bars

A MAN alleged to have broken into a hostel and assaulted two backpackers will remain behind bars after his application for bail was withdrawn.

Milton Troy Couchy applied for bail in Bundaberg Magistrates Court yesterday, following his charges of assault causing bodily harm, deprivation of liberty and break and enter.

Defence barrister Simon Burgess said his client wanted to return to Rockhampton, where he would be housed in an indigenous hostel.

But Magistrate Jennifer Batts adjourned the hearing for a short time, saying she required more information from the hostel.

After the adjournment, the defence team chose to withdraw the application.

Couchy will be remanded in custody until January 12.

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