Assault accused bailed

By Anna Ferrick


Two men accused of a serious assault on Friday night appeared in court yesterday and were granted bail.

The men, David Jackson, 28, and Justin Poi, 29, appeared in Napier District Court where Judge Geoff Rea granted bail with a curfew for the pair.

They have been charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm in relation to the incident.

The pair are only allowed out to go to work and must be at home by 7pm every weekday evening.

Police Prosecutor John Ashfield opposed bail for the two.

During Jackson's appearance Judge Rea told him he was not "mucking round with this".

"You so much as stub your toe and you'll be away until all of this is resolved, on our current list somewhere between nine months to a year away."

Both men were instructed not to contact each other or the victim.

The victim is believed to have suffered lacerations which required stitches and a suspected broken rib.

He was taken to hospital but later discharged.

- Hawkes Bay Today

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