Partner denied bail twice

A MAN who allegedly smashed his partner’s head against a car after punching her in the face 10 times was denied bail for the second time yesterday.

The 25-year-old North Bundaberg man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is facing four charges including assault causing bodily harm, wilful damage and entering premises to commit an indictable offence.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Barry Stevens told Bundaberg Magistrates Court the man’s circumstances had not changed enough since his last application to warrant being released on bail.

The court was told that about 8am on June 7, police were called to a “serious domestic dispute” at a Bundaberg address.

When they arrived, there was a woman lying on the footpath with blood on her face.

Police allege the defendant had pushed the woman off a bed and into a dresser, hurting her back, so she called her mum to pick her up.

When her mother arrived, the woman got into the back seat of her car, but the defendant allegedly jumped in after her and punched her in the head about 10 times.

The court heard the woman’s mother tried to drag him off her daughter, but was unable to move him.

The man then dragged the woman out of the car by her hair and allegedly smashed her head against the car.

“Such was the ferocity of the attack that it caused damage to the car and blood was splattered on the vehicle,” Sgt Stevens said.

“The woman is terrified of this defendant.”

Defence lawyer Matt Messenger said his client alleges he was being attacked by the woman’s brothers, but admitted to assaulting her.

Magistrate Neil Lavaring denied the man bail and set him down to appear for a committal mention on September 20.



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