Man refused bail following violent East Lismore attack

UPDATE 1pm: A LISMORE man who was tracked by police dogs after allegedly bashing an East Lismore man on Sunday morning remains behind bars.

Police allege Dwayne Anthony Amey seriously assaulted a 37-year-old man near his home in Bright St, East Lismore between 1:10am and 1:20am on Sunday.

It is alleged the assault occurred after the 37-year-old man was woken by the noise of smashing bottles.

He said the man went outside, while armed with a knife, and saw that eggs had also been thrown at the house.

It is not alleged that he threatened anyone with the knife.

When the 37-year-old man confronted a group of men outside his home, police allege he was punched and fell backwards, hitting his head on the cement driveway.

The 37-year-old man's partner found him and alerted police who commenced a search using police dogs.

Officers tracked 38-year-old Amey to a house in Clarice St where he was arrested and taken to Lismore police station.

Amey, who listed his address as Lismore's Gollan Hotel, was charged with causing grevious bodily harm with intent and refused bail by Sergeant Jackie Lilley.

"The accused is charged with a show cause offence," Sgt Lilley wrote on Amey's bail papers when refusing bail.

"The accused has not shown cause why their detention is not justified."

Amey appeared in Lismore Local Court this morning and was represented by his solicitor Tom Trembath.

Mr Trembath did not apply for bail which was formally refused by Magistrate David Heilpern.

Mr Heilpern ordered as much of the police brief of evidence to be prepared before Amey's next court appearance.

He adjourned Amey's matters until a date in November.

The 37-year-old man remains in a critical condition at Gold Coast University Hospital.


INITIAL REPORT: ONE man has been charged following an assault at East Lismore that left another man critically injured.

About 1am Sunday a 37-year-old man was at home in Bright Street when he was awoken by the sound of voices and smashing bottles, police said.

The man also noticed a number of eggs had been thrown at this house.

Police said the man went outside and confronted a group of four men, and it is alleged one of the men in the group punched the 37-year-old knocking backwards, hitting his head on the cement driveway.

The group left the scene and police attended and secured a crime scene.

Police Dog Squad officers arrived and the dog tracked a scent to a house in Clarice Street.

Police arrested a 38-year-old man and he was taken to Lismore Police Station, where he was charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent and was refused bail to appear at Lismore Bail Court.

He is due to re-appear in Lismore Local Court today.

The injured man was treated by ambulance paramedics before being taken to Gold Coast University Hospital and remains in a critical condition.

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