News

Man who allegedly used sword to stab brother out on bail

Police at the site of an alleged stabbing in Hervey Bay on New Year's Day.
Police at the site of an alleged stabbing in Hervey Bay on New Year's Day. Valerie Horton

BAIL has been granted for a 34-year-old Hervey Bay man accused of stabbing his younger brother in the neck with an ornamental sword on New Year's Day.

Matthew Norris Waterton appeared in Hervey Bay Magistrates Court on Wednesday afternoon.

Magistrate Graeme Tatnell said in any other circumstances he would have refused bail but because the incident was the result of a family feud, he allowed bail with strict conditions.

The restrictions included not consuming alcohol, not contacting the victim and twice weekly reporting to police.

Waterton was charged with unlawfully wounding his 30-year-old brother Dudley Matthew Waterton who is in a serious but stable condition in Hervey Bay Hospital.

Topics:  bail court hervey bay stabbed sword



LATEST: Roads start to open, water remains on others

Authorities are advising motorists not to drive in flood waters.

Authorities are advising motorists not to drive in flood waters.

Driver seen swerving allegedly blows 4x limit

Police said the man was driving a red Holden sedan.

Funding announced for $2.63m Pialba youth precinct

Local Government Minister Mark Furner.

The funding will be announced on Wednesday.

Local Partners