Assault accused appears in court
A STANTHORPE man accused of an unprovoked attack that left another man beaten, bloody, bruised, and in hospital has been bailed.
Corey John Coombes fronted Stanthorpe Magistrates Court on Tuesday, charged with assault occasioning bodily harm while in company.
The charge relates to an alleged assault on a man in Stanthorpe early on Saturday February 2, the Stanthorpe Show weekend.
The man and his girlfriend were walking home from the show on Davadi St when the assault allegedly occurred.
Stanthorpe police Sergeant Tim Dachs said investigations had not resulted in charges against other people alleged to have taken part in the assault.
At the time it was understood there were three people present when the assault took place, but Sgt Dachs said other individuals had arrived at the scene later.
"There were other persons present but they did not take part in it," Sgt Dachs said.
"If there is a fight and you are standing there you can't get charged unless you are involved."
Sgt Dachs said people had no reason to fear walking around town and the police actively kept an eye on suspected troublemakers.
Coombes, 22, is now due to front the Stanthorpe Magistrates Court again on March 19 for a further mention.
The accused was not required to enter a plea in court on Tuesday.