Tourists assaulted in Byron

SOUTH LISMORE man Alexander Repin has been granted conditional court bail after being charged with assaulting two tourists and resisting police in Byron Bay on New Year’s Day.

Repin, 34, is charged with resisting the two Byron Bay police constables at 4.30am on January 1; affray, threatening violence toward two people; and two counts of assault against the same two people.

The case was adjourned to Lismore Local Court on January 11 to allow for a Justice Health report be done on Repin.

In a brief mention before the court early this week defence lawyer Ben Cochrane said his client had mental health issues and on New Year’s Eve had been drinking and not taken his medications.

Repin was left on his own in Byron Bay and unable to get home after his friends returned to Lismore.



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