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Trial hears of bottle smashed over head

A GLASS bottle broken over the head of man is the focus of a trial underway in Gladstone District Court.

Michael Baillie is standing trial for one count of assault occasioning bodily harm while armed. The injury sustained by the victim required extensive surgery to the side of his head.

It is alleged that on February 17 of 2013, Baillie was in the company of the victim at a property on Callide St in Barney Point.

Police were called to the scene at 2.30am to find blood stains, broken glass and torn clothing strewn across the footpath, garden, kerbside, kitchen and road.

The court yesterday heard from the first of 15 crown witnesses, Sergeant Officer In Charge for Gladstone Scenes of Crime, Natalie Abbott.

Sergeant Abbott described the scene to the jury and the court, detailing seven reference markers placed at the Callide St residence.

Over 30 photographs were shown to the court of the defendant at the watchhouse following his arrest, of various blood stains and of broken glass.

The trial is expected to continue for the remainder of the week.

Topics:  court, crime, trial



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