Bail refused for stabbing accused

A MAN charged with attempted murder over the alleged stabbing of two men with scissors at a Christmas party at Upper Main Arm in 2012 was refused bail in Lismore Local Court yesterday.

Magistrate R Denes said Dean Kenning was formally refused bail by Justice Helipern at Lismore Local Court on December 18, and she saw no need to amend her colleague's decision.

Magistrate Denes said there were no "exceptional or out of the ordinary circumstances" that had come to light since then that would call for Kenning's bail application to be altered.

Ms Denes said she agreed with Justice Helipern that the seriousness of his offence, the strong prosecution case and the statutory presumption against bail were valid reasons for Kenning to remain in custody.



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