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Glassing accused granted strict bail

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April 13, 2018

A MAN accused of glassing an Echuca teenager in the neck last month is out on bail.

A MAN accused of glassing an Echuca teenager in the neck last month is out on bail.

Kane Comport, 24, was deemed a flight risk and remanded in custody on March 13 after the incident three days earlier at Echuca McDonald’s.

However, two weeks later magistrate Michael King released Comport on strict bail conditions and adjourned the matter to Echuca Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

Comport appeared and the matter was further adjourned to Bendigo Magistrates Court on April 27.

He is charged with recklessly causing injury, affray and assault-related offences.

The March 10 attack left an 18-year-old man with a 25cm gash to his neck, missing the carotid artery by millimetres, which required 25 stitches.

The attack allegedly occurred after an altercation between two groups of people in the fast food carpark, after Comport and a co-accused were escorted by security into a taxi.

During his evidence, informant Senior Constable Josh Coombes told the court Comport, armed with a glass stolen from the Echuca Hotel, and the co-accused jumped out of the taxi after a comment was made and ran towards the victim before Comport ‘‘raised the glass and struck him to the left-hand side of the head’’.

The victim was treated on the scene by paramedics before being taken to Echuca hospital where he underwent emergency surgery.

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