Trial is possible over alleged one-punch attack

A TAMWORTH man accused of a one-punch attack in the CBD could stand trial in the district court.

Crown prosecutor Colin Dalrymple told Tamworth Local Court the Director of Public Prosecutions would take charge of the case against 20-year-old Jack Stevenson which could see it moved to the district court for trial, if he is committed.

Stevenson is charged with recklessly causing grievous bodily harm and recklessly causing grievous bodily harm in company and has already pleaded not guilty over an incident in Peel St in November.

Solicitor Jason Curtis this week made an application to call a string of witnesses to give evidence in court as part of his case.

“My intention is to make a section 91 application,” he told the court.

“A number of witnesses were there and witnessed the event.”

Stevenson is accused of chasing 37-year-old Curtis Ay Shay out of the Courthouse Hotel on November 8 and king-hitting him in the face in Peel St.

Investigators maintain the force of the alleged blow caused the victim to fall, hitting his head on the pavement and immediately knocking him unconscious.

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