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A triple-0 phone call transcript and witness statements are still outstanding in the case against a former Ballina boxer who allegedly robbed a man and assaulted a man, a woman and three police officers.

Broby Martin appeared in Lismore Local Court on Tuesday via video-link from the Mid North Coast Correctional Centre charged with 10 offences.

He was represented by solicitor Rachael Thomas.

The 26 year-old faced two counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, intentionally choking a person with recklessness, robbery, assault police, resist arrest,two counts of common assault, affray and breaching an apprehended personal violence order.

Police allege between 11.45pm and 12.02am on January 21, Mr Martin robbed a man of a 6D cell Maglite torch at Ballina.

Just over a month later it is alleged Mr Martin assaulted a man and a woman at Ballina, between 2.45 am and 3 am, on February 25.

During the scuffle it is alleged Mr Martin tried to suffocate the man.

The alleged incident was reported to police when a triple-0 call was made..

When police arrived it is alleged Mr Martin assaulted a sergeant and two senior constables and resisted their attempts to arrest him.

Mr Martin was arrested and taken to Ballina police station where he was charged and refused bail.

On Tuesday, Ms Thomas told the court evidence was still outstanding in both Mr Martin’s robbery and assault matters.

‘My understanding is that the brief has been partially served…I’m asking for an extension of brief service orders,’ she said.

‘As I understand it there is a triple-0 transcript still outstanding, two police officers and a witness statement still outstanding.’

Magistrate David Heilpern ordered the balance of the brief of evidence to be served by May 30, and adjourned Mr Martin’s matters until June 6, for reply to the brief of evidence.


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