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Man in court over stabbing

A MAN has faced court after allegedly stabbing another man in the chest at a Hervey Bay caravan park.

Gavin Mark James Edmunds, 49, is accused of stabbing a 53-year-old man at the Coconut Grove Caravan Park in Kawungan about 9.10pm on Sunday.

The alleged victim was taken to Hervey Bay Hospital but his injuries were not life-threatening.

When police arrived at the scene and spoke to Edmunds, they allegedly found drugs and drug utensils in his possession.

He now faces six charges, including possessing dangerous drugs, entering a dwelling with intent and unlawful wounding.

Police were told that the two men were not known to each other.

Edmunds, who appeared in custody, yesterday walked into the Hervey Bay Magistrates Court limping and moaning.

He told Magistrate Graeme Tatnell he had acted in self defence.

“I was self defence,” Edmunds said, before adding that he had requested that the other man involved also be charged.

“He hit me with a knife ...

“He stabbed me.”

Edmunds, who was yet to receive legal advice, asked if he could be released on bail.

He said he would not be going “anywhere near” the Coconut Grove Caravan Park.

But the prosecution opposed bail and Edmunds was remanded in custody.

He is due to face court again today.



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