Man 'stabbed workmate with knife'

A MAN accused of stabbing a workmate at a Urangan unit on Thursday morning appeared bruised and battered himself as he fronted the Hervey Bay Magistrates Court yesterday on a charge of unlawful wounding.

Andrew Ian Sharman was released on bail but ordered to live with his brother at Currumbin and not come back to Hervey Bay except for court appearances.

Sharman, 42, allegedly attacked his 35-year-old workmate with a pocket-knife, causing wounds to his hands, head and body.

The alleged victim was sleeping in his unit at Seashells on the Esplanade when he woke to his accused attacker.

He allegedly fought back and restrained Sharman before calling for help.

The men were believed to have been socialising together earlier in the night but it is not known what triggered the alleged attack.

Sharman lives in Tasmania but was in Hervey Bay to undertake repair work on the Urangan Pier.

The younger man comes from Sydney.

Sharman briefly faced the Hervey Bay Magistrates Court, where he appeared heavily bruised.

Barrister Sarah Laikind applied for bail, which was granted with the conditions Sharman live with his brother on the Gold Coast, report to police twice a week and not return to the Hervey Bay area.

The case was adjourned for committal mention in the court on December 10.

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