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The complete brief of evidence has been served on the defence over the alleged attempted murder of a woman with a hammer at Nimbin in April.

A 51-year-old man, whose name is subject to a non-publication order by the court, and his 47-year-old wife were at home at their Gungas Road residence about 10 am, on April 21, when they became involved in an argument, police said.

The the woman was allegedly assaulted with a hammer and stabbed multiple times, according to police, before the man fled the scene.

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

Paramedics treated her for multiple stab wounds to her legs, arms and torso, before she was taken to Lismore Base Hospital where she underwent surgery.

An investigation was launched and the man was arrested about midday on April 22 by Richmond Local Area Command detectives.

He was taken to Lismore police station where he was charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent to murder and wounding a person with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, and refused bail.

On Tuesday August 8, the man was listed to appear before Lismore Local Court but solicitor Rachel Thomas requested his appearance via videolink be cancelled.

The court heard the complete brief of evidence against the man had been served on the defence and negotiations were underway with the prosecution.

Magistrate David Heilpern adjourned the man’s matters until September 19, for mention.

As Ms Thomas did not apply for his bail, the man remains behind bars until his next court appearance.

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