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Man facing assault charges says he did nothing wrong

A MAN facing six charges including three counts of serious assault of a police officer was involved in a peculiar exchange with Magistrate Mark Morrow in Gladstone Magistrates Court last week.

Alexander Samual Dunnett appeared, representing himself at the mention of his charges, which also included single counts of common assault, possessing dangerous drugs and urinating in public.

When asked by Mr Morrow what course of action he wished to take, Dunnett responded that he wished for his six charges to be dismissed.

Mr Morrow was not in favour of dismissal, asking Dunnett why the charges against him should be dropped.

Dunnett claimed he'd done nothing wrong, that the charges were "littered with inaccuracies" and that it was unjust for the courts to take money from him for doing things that had not harmed anyone.

Mr Morrow refused to dismiss the charges, adjourning the case to July 1, and advising him to seek legal counsel.

Dunnett replied that his father would deal with the charges, before asking Mr Morrow if he was interested in contributing to a book he was writing on the quality of life of animals and humans.

He will reappear at 9am on July 1.

Topics:  assault police, crime, gladstone magistrates court



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