A teenager accused of stabbing a senior off-duty police officer between his eyes during a violent home invasion was reportedly granted bail twice in two weeks.
The 19-year-old New Zealand-born youth, from Scoresby, allegedly broke into Senior Constable Daniel Yeoman's home in Melbourne's eastern suburbs at 1.50am on Saturday.
The teen is alleged to have assaulted Yeoman's wife and then stabbed him multiple times before fleeing in the couple's Hyundai, the Herald Sun reported.
Horrific photographs supplied to the publication reveal the extent of the violent stabbing, which fractured Yeoman's eye socket.
The teen was arrested nearby after allegedly crashing the stolen car in Glen Iris.
He was charged with armed robbery, intentionally causing serious injury, aggravated burglary and theft of a motor vehicle, and was remanded in custody for a court appearance on Thursday.
The Herald Sun reported that the same youth had been granted bail on October 24 and then again on October 28 for separate burglary offences.