Man pleads not guilty over alleged attacks

A CORAKI man charged with assaulting three people at Woodburn while allegedly armed with a hammer, a steel pole and a broken beer bottle has entered not guilty pleas to nine of 11 charges.

Luke Sutton appeared in Lismore Local Court on Monday facing charges including two counts of being armed with intent to commit an indictable offence, three counts of assault, affray, negligent driving and two counts of driving while disqualified.

The charges relate to incidents at Woodburn in November 2013, allegedly involving Sutton.

Police allege between 3.40pm and 4.10pm on November 9, 2013, 29-year-old Sutton armed himself with the hammer and metal pole before he allegedly assaulted two men at Woodburn.

It is then alleged Sutton armed himself with a broken glass beer bottle before he allegedly assaulted another woman.

Following the alleged assaults it is then alleged Sutton, who was disqualified from driving, was driving a vehicle negligently around a camping area at the end of Golf Links Rd at Woodburn.

He first appeared at Lismore Local Court on February 3, 2014.

Court documents showed Sutton had entered not guilty pleas to all charges except two counts of driving while disqualified.

Magistrate David Heilpern adjourned Sutton's matters until a date in August at Lismore Local Court.

Sutton remains free on conditional bail until his next court appearance.



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