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He sat at end of ex-partner's bed with a knife, court hears

Chris Ison

A MAN was accused of sitting at the foot of his ex-partner's bed while sharpening a knife, the Maryborough Magistrates Court heard on Tuesday.

The Maryborough man did not enter a plea when he faced the charge of breaching a domestic violence order which was put in place in January last year.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Kathryn Stagoll said the man, who the Chronicle has chosen not to name in order to protect his ex-partner, woke the woman by sitting at the end of her bed as she slept and sharpening the knife.

Sgt Stagoll said the man, 43, was also seen outside the woman's grandmother's house yelling that he was going to kill her.

The incidents took place between June 21, 2015 and October 5, 2015.

Defence lawyer Trinity McGarvie said the allegations were strange as they related to historical acts and the woman had not come forward to police at the time they happened.

Magistrate John Smith said the man's alleged actions were still intimidating for the victim.

"We don't go sharpening knives in people's bedrooms," he said.

Mr Smith granted the man an extension of bail.

The matter will return to Maryborough Magistrates court later this month on January 19.

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