Ad­journ­ment on kill charges

Hills Gazette - - NEWS -

A MAN who al­legedly tried to kill a Fin­nish na­tional with a shovel on the week­end is due to face court over the charge next Wed­nes­day.

Matt Lewis Whittaker (36) ap­peared in a Mid­land court last Tues­day charged with at­tempt­ing to kill a 33-year-old man from Fin­land on the Bib­bul­mun Track on Satur­day, July 28.

Ac­cord­ing to Mid­land De­tec­tives, about 1.30pm near Paulls Val­ley the Fin­nish man was hit by a white Mit­subishi Tri­ton that was al­legedly driven by Mr Whittaker.

It will be al­leged that Mr Whittaker, from Sawyers Val­ley, then hit the man with a shovel, caus­ing a sig­nif­i­cant head wound.

Mr Whittaker was charged with at­tempted un­law­fully to kill. Mag­is­trate Martin Flynn ad­journed un­til Au­gust 8.

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