Woman to face GBH charges

A WOMAN accused of causing serious head and facial injuries to another woman during a vicious bashing has been allowed bail.

Jacinda Lea Harrison, 23, faced Maryborough Magistrates Court charged with grievous bodily harm and two counts of threatening violence.

The assault was alleged to have happened at Maryborough in November last year and the threats were allegedly carried out in the following five months.

Prosecutor Sergeant Michael Quirk said Harrison knocked her victim to the ground and repeatedly kicked and punched the woman in the head.

Sergeant Quirk said the victim pleaded with Harrison to stop but she continued the assault until another person intervened and pulled her away.

The victim was taken to Hervey Bay Hospital and later transferred to the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital for treatment for head injuries, fractures and facial lacerations.

Harrison did not enter pleas to any of the charges.

Her barrister Sarah Laikind said some aspects of the allegations were strongly contested.

“Certainly there was a knocking to the ground but any kicking or hitting is contested,” Ms Laikind said.

Sergeant Quirk tendered photographs of several locations including the Maryborough Library, St Mary's church and the Maryborough West train station.

He also tendered photos of the victim's injuries and medical notes from both hospitals the victim attended.

Harrison was committed to stand trial in the District Court and was released on bail until her trial date.

Magistrate John Smith ordered she have no contact with the victim and several other witnesses as a condition of bail.



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