No bail over club assault: Family violence a risk, court told

A DARETON man who was charged with assaulting his partner at Doms Nightclub on Sunday was yesterday refused bail when he faced Mildura Magistrates Court.

The 25-year-old was yesterday deemed a significant risk to the victim and an unacceptable risk to commit family violence and breach bail conditions when he made a self-represented application.

The court heard on Sunday police went to the Langtree Avenue nightclub after the man was ejected by security staff after he grabbed his partner by the hair, yelled at her, and threw her to the ground.

The man became aggressive towards security staff, who pinned him on the ground outside the venue before police were flagged down to assist.

The man was released from jail in May after serving time in NSW for assaulting and stalking a former partner.

Police told the court the man, who cannot be named, also had ­a warrant out for his arrest for breaching his parole by failing to answer bail and had failed to appear on matters relating to an assault on a former partner 6½ years ago.

The court heard on that occasion  the man had grabbed the victim’s face, leaving scratch marks, bit her on the back of the head and made numerous threats.

Police yesterday opposed the man’s self-represented application for bail, saying he had a history of failing to comply with conditions, was an unacceptable risk to the ­victim and posed a threat of committing family violence offences while on bail. 

He was remanded in custody and faces a further mention on August 22.

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