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Attempted murder charge after Nimbin hammer attack

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A 51-year-old man Nimbin man charged with the attempted murder of his wife will remain behind bars until late June after appearing in court this morning (Monday April 24).

David Mana appeared in Lismore Local Court and was represented by his solicitor Tom Trembath.

Mr Trembath told the court Mr Mana was charged with two offences relating to the attack.

According to police, the 51-year-old man and his 47-year-old wife were at home on Gungas Road, Nimbin, at about 10am on Friday when they became involved in an argument.

Police have been told the woman was assaulted with a hammer and stabbed multiple times before the man fled the scene.

Despite her injuries she was able to contact Triple Zero (000.

Emergency services treated her for multiple stab wounds to her legs, arms and torso.

The victim was taken to Lismore Base Hospital where she underwent surgery.

About midday Saturday (April 22), officers attached to Richmond Local Area Command arrested Mr Mana and took him to Lismore Police Station, where he was charged with cause wounding with intent to murder.

Mr Mana was refused bail and appeared on Sunday when he was again refused bail.

Mr Trembath told the court Mr Mana would not be applying for bail.

The court then made orders for the service of the brief of evidence.

‘Brief to be served in six weeks which takes us to June 5,’ Magistrate David Heilpern said.

‘The matter is adjourned until June 20 for reply.’



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