Adjournment on kill charges
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.