News

Accused strangler appeals bail refusal

A MACKAY man accused of assaulting and strangling his partner has claimed he was denied bail based on the "general” revulsion of domestic violence rather than his own risk of reoffending.

Philip Craig Ackland, 49, has been accused of assaulting his partner three times over the course of a day, including strangling her.

The second time he allegedly attacked her was 10 hours after the first time.

He was earlier refused bail in Rockhampton Supreme Court as an unacceptable risk of reoffending. But on Friday Mr Ackland appealed that decision.

Mr Ackland's barrister Anthony Glyn told the court that the Rockhampton judge had refused his client bail based on the dangers of domestic violence in general instead of Mr Ackland's own circumstances.

"It can't be established that this man can be found to be an unacceptable risk of reoffending based on generalised behaviour rather than his personal conditions,” he said.

But prosecutor Glen Cash said for the appeal to be successful Mr Ackland had to prove the Rockhampton judge made a mistake. Mr Cash said this did not happen.

He said bail had been refused based on the specifics of Mr Ackland's case.

Mr Glyn said the judge should have placed more emphasis on the alleged victim telling police the behaviour was out of character for their relationship.

Mr Glyn said photos of the alleged victim's neck did not prove she had been strangled and witness evidence only proved an "incident” had taken place - not that Mr Ackland had committed any crime.

Mr Glyn said bail conditions could be imposed on Mr Ackland to minimise any risk of reoffending.

The court reserved its decision.

ARM NEWSDESK

Topics:  appeal bail court court of appeal domestic violence philip craig ackland strangle


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Damage in Logan 'considerable' after floodwaters peak

Floodwaters creeping up to the M1 in Logan.

Damage to Logan described as 'considerable'

Body of missing man found in flooded Logan suburb

Cameron Power paddles in his backyard, as the paddle shows the depth ahead of the Logan River peaking at Waterford today.

Logan River set to peak at 2pm Saturday.

WATCH: Whirlpool forms in Logan floodwaters

Mt Lindesay Highway cut off at Jimboomba. Pic Mark. Calleja

Logan River is expected to break previous flood records

Local Partners

Queensland showdown for My Kitchen Rules grand final

MOTHER-daughter team Valerie and Courtney are off to meet Amy and Tyson in My Kitchen Rules Grand Final.

Watch Toowoomba teen thrill on The Voice tonight

STAR: Brittania Clifford-Pugh is on The Voice tonight.

'We've applauded her many times in her performances'

Simon on life after Married At First Sight

Simon McQuillan marries Alene Khatcherian in a scene from the TV series Married At First Sight. Supplied by Channel 9.

SIMON opens up on life after the cameras stop rolling

Netflix defends 13 Reasons Why

The Netflix series was based on a popular novel written by Jay Asher.

THE disturbing Netflix series has been dogged by controversy.

Fiance’s rage: ‘It’s disgusting behaviour’

Felicity breaks down on Seven year Switch.

Man’s “disgusting behaviour” on Seven Year Switch shocked viewers.

This MKR judge’s face says it all

Although maybe she accidentally sat on a pine cone.

MKR semi-final recap: Squab heads and bad desserts.

Carrie Bickmore caught out before the cameras rolled

The bubbly host looked like her usual... but

Couple gets rich renovating run-down city homes

RENO RADICALS: Baden and Nelson Marino-Hall have turned three Toowoomba homes around for profit, saying the Garden City was a haven for renovators like themselves.

The couple has already turned around three homes

Townhouse pitch raises questions over 'high density'

BIG PLANS: Residents have a chance to offer their opinion on plans to build 42 townhouses at Raceview.

Developer plans 42 townhouses for Ipswich suburb

7 million dollar city homes for sale right now

3 Keira Court, Blue Mountain Heights.

Here are seven of Toowoomba's best, and most expensive, houses

'Raping and pillaging': Landlord's anger with nightmare cost

Chris Duane, who is chairman of the body corporate for Terralina Court, says insurance companies are charging too much for premiums.

BODY corporate boss unleashes on huge costs dumped on home owners.

Lisa Curry and fiance sell up Sunshine Coast property

I'm a Celebrity, Get me Out of Here! contestant Lisa Curry with partner Mark Tabone after being evicted from the South African jungle. Picture: Dylan Robinson ***EMBARGOED 7:30pm March 9th***

Plans for dream home on hold at Mount Mellum place on market

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!