Vic­tim bail key

Geraldton Guardian - - News -

A Ger­ald­ton mag­is­trate has said she will not make a de­ci­sion on a bail ap­pli­ca­tion for a 22-year-old man un­til she had heard from the vic­tim of an al­leged as­sault.

Mar­cus Neville Walsh ap­peared in Ger­ald­ton Mag­is­trate’s Court last Thurs­day charged with two counts of ag­gra­vated com­mon as­sault, crim­i­nal dam­age, breach of pro­tec­tive bail con­di­tions and breach of bail un­der­tak­ing.

It’s al­leged at 9am on July 4 the vic­tim was at­tempt­ing to leave the house to visit her mother when Mr Walsh grabbed her by the arm.

Po­lice then al­lege Mr Walsh punched her twice. A sec­ond in­ci­dent oc­curred on Au­gust 7, when Mr Walsh al­legedly pushed the same vic­tim to the ground.

Mag­is­trate Donna Webb said she would not con­tem­plate a bail ap­pli­ca­tion with­out hear­ing from the vic­tim.

“The ap­pli­ca­tion is not re­fused but we need more in­for­ma­tion,” she said.

The ac­cused will ap­pear in court again on Au­gust 28.

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