Stabbing victim in court, bailed

A 20-year-old Young man has been charged in relation to an incident in Blackett Avenue in which two men were stabbed, including the man himself.
Nanjing Night Net

Although Amhed Hamden is one of the alleged aggressors in the case, one of the victims stabbed him multiple times in the November 12 attack, after which he was airlifted to Canberra Hospital.

In the Young Local Courthouse on Monday, shortly after being charged, he was granted bail due to his poor health resulting from the stabbing.

According to police facts tendered in court, Hamden and his co offenders, Dargan Kutic and another as yet unnamed man, are alleged to have forcibly entered the property armed with a baseball bat, cricket bat and another unknown instrument.

Inside the home, they are alleged to have struck the three victims inside with their weapons, including a 14-year-old boy.

It is then alleged the boy then grabbed two ornamental knives, stabbing Hamden in the arm and abdomen and seriously injuring the unnamed man.

Police argue the boy stabbed the two men in self defence and out of fear for the lives of the two other victims, the boy’s mother and father.

The older male victim is also alleged to have struck one of the accused with a knife in the tussle.

Police allege the neighbourhood dispute began due to the schoolyard bullying of the boy by the son of one of the accused.

In court on Monday afternoon, police led a handcuffed Hamden into the dock nursing a bandaged arm in a brace.

He stood before Young Local Court registrar James McLeod on charges of aggravated entry, armed with intent to commit an indictable offence, affray and three counts of assault occasioning in actual bodily harm in the company of others.

Police opposed bail on the grounds the defendant was charged with a number of serious offences, with a strong likelihood of conviction and imprisonment.

They also said he was a flight risk.

Hamden’s solicitor, Fiona Sams, said her client disputed the police facts and claimed he was the victim in the attack and it was the son of one of the accused who was bullied and not the other way around.

“The offender has strong community ties and he has lived here for 20 years,” she said.

Ms Sams said her client had sustained injuries, including a burst lung and blood clots, which were a danger to his life.

A medical report from the Canberra Hospital was tendered to the court outlining the full extent of his injuries.

She said Hamden now required the full-time care of his mother, including needing to be showered and fed.

Ms Sams requested bail for her client so he could stay with his mother, saying prison “would be a major risk to his health in my opinion”.

Mr McLeod granted Hamden bail on the condition he resided at his mother’s residence and did not leave the premises unless in her company or to attend hospital.

A monetary surety of $2500 was imposed.

Hamden was granted bail on the grounds of his poor health and due to the fact his co offender, Dargan Kutic, had also been granted bail.

The case was adjourned until January 8, 2013.

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