A WOMAN has asked court for permission to have one last conversation with the man accused of stabbing her and another couple.
The 21-year-old alleged victim stood in Tamworth Local Court on Wednesday morning and asked to visit her boyfriend, James Andrew Creighton, in prison.
Creighton, who sat in the dock, is accused of stabbing his girlfriend, wounding his 40-year-old mother as well as the attempted murder of a 34-year-old man, during a confrontation in West Tamworth in January.
The application was opposed by police prosecutor Sergeant Rob Baillie on the grounds an Apprehended Violence Order was put in place to protect her.
"That's the concern," he said.
"The AVO is there to protect her, but also prosecution in the matter is ongoing and we don't want contact between the parties while it's unresolved as it could interfere with the witness."
Police allege that at about 10:25pm on January 19, Creighton was arguing with his girlfriend in the front yard of a Coorong Street property.
It was then that the 21-year-old woman walked towards the house and was allegedly stabbed in the abdomen.
Creighton's mother allegedly intervened in the argument and received serious lacerations to her forearm.
A 34-year old man, who police claim also tried to stop the argument, was allegedly stabbed several times in the torso. All three were then rushed to Tamworth hospital, before Creighton's mother and the man were taken to Newcastle for specialist treatment.
Creighton, 21, is charged with two counts of causing grievous bodily harm with the intent to murder; wounding a person with the intent to cause grievous bodily harm; assault occasioning bodily harm; resisting a police officer; and two counts of common assault.
He also faces charges of taking a person in company with intent to commit a serious indictable offence; two counts of causing grievous bodily harm with intent; reckless grievous bodily harm; and detaining a person to obtain advantage.
Magistrate Julie Soars agreed with the prosecution's concerns and said the charges were serious, and then denied the request to vary the AVO.
"Given those charges and in respect of the fact there could be a suggestion he could influence you in relation to the evidence you might give," she said.
"The best way to avoid that is for him to not have contact with you at this stage.
"You can communicate with him through a lawyer just so you are aware."
Creighton's defence solicitor Gary Johnston is still in discussions with the prosecution, and both sides asked for more time to continue negotiations.
The case was adjourned to mid-September.
Creighton is yet to enter pleas to the charges and he made no application for bail, and it was formally refused.