Alleged attacker acquitted in court

A MAN accused of attacking his neighbour at an Ipswich train station and in his front yard has been acquitted by a jury.

Cory Malcolm Szolna, 20, pleaded not guilty to four counts of assault occasioning bodily harm at trial at Ipswich District Court and was acquitted on Wednesday afternoon.

The trial went for seven days before Judge Sarah Bradley.

Crown prosecutor John Copley had told the jury Szolna and the victim, 42, had been neighbours in Leichhardt and while at first friends, there had been building animosity.

On July 30, 2010, the victim caught a train from Wulkuraka to visit his daughter in Woodridge when Szolna boarded the train too.

The pair was heavily intoxicated, the defence said, and the victim was carrying a cask-wine bladder.

In giving evidence to the jury, the 42-year-old victim said as he walked onto the platform he was struck in the face and fell into the carriage.

He testified the accused continued to bash the victim, and he lost three teeth and suffered numerous cuts and bruising from the fight.

On November 17, the jury was told Szolna confronted his neighbours in his front yard as the victim cooked a barbecue for his family, heavily-pregnant eldest daughter and her boyfriend.

The victim testified he and his daughter's boyfriend were set upon by the gang which including the accused.

The victim said he was punched repeatedly to the head while on the ground and lost consciousness for a few seconds.

Topics:  acquittal ipswich district court ipswich train station

Woolies announces closure of Ipswich store

Woolworths in the Ipswich Mall.Photo: Rob Williams / The Queensland Times

The last day of trading will be January 1

Energy drink DNA linked man to crime, court heard

DNA EVIDENCE: An Ipswich man was sentenced after he left an energy drink can at the scene of his crime.

27-year-old charged after police find his DNA at crime scene

Tax time has just about run its race

Here are four tips for last minute tax lodgers

Local Partners

Workmates honour crash victim with tribute

UPDATE: Tanya Lyell is being remembered as a young mother dedicated to her family and work as the town she called home mourns its loss.

This week's community billboard

Learn woodworking and crafting with the Ipswich Woodcrafts Club.

A daily guide to what's on in Ipswich over the next seven days

Community garden set for Palmwoods

Kay Nixon at the Palmwoods Community Gardens will be hosting a launch day and inviting the ecommunity to come along and sign up.

Parcel of land to supply sustainable gardening for community

Things to do this week

Dragon play Ipswich Civic Centre on Friday October 28

What's on in Ipswich

Steve Irwin's final days through dad's eyes

Bob Irwin with his son Steve.

'You never expect that’s the last time you’re going to see your son'

Kristie doesn't mind being the third wheel in Survivor final

Kristie Bennett in a scene from Australian Survivor.

SOLO player will take on Survivor's power couple Lee and El tonight.

Scary hoping Posh and Sporty will re-join The Spice Girls

Mel B

Mel B hoping Victoria Beckham, Mel C will re-join The Spice Girls

REVIEW: Michael McIntyre has Brisbane in stitches

Michael McIntyre in a scene from his TV series Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow.

BRITISH comedian is in the country on his Happy and Glorious Tour.

Cliff Richard doesn't need Rod Stewart's help with legal bills

Sir Cliff Richard

"'Don't worry, I'm loaded. I won't keep you to it.' "

Woolies announces closure of Ipswich store

Woolworths in the Ipswich Mall.Photo: Rob Williams / The Queensland Times

The last day of trading will be January 1

Look at me! Kath and Kim home up for sale

Kath and Kim from the iconic Aussie TV series.

'Crack open the Baileys and grab a box of BBQ Shapes'

How to fit 100,000 new homes on the Coast

Property, real estate, housing, suburb,  August 2016

Fitting 2m extra people in south-east Qld in 25 years a balance

Hinterland horse stud passed in for $8.25 million

UNREAL: This Maleny estate is incredible.

12-bedroom hinterland horse stud still available

Hit songwriter's Noosa mansion on market

SPECIAL PLACE: The Cintamani estate is going to tender, marketed by Tom Offermann Real Estate.

Is this Queensland's best property?

Kiwi siblings snap up Dotcom mansion for $32.5m

The new toy company owners of the Coatesville mansion want replace any controversy with positivity and fun. Photo / Barfoot and Thompson

The trio paid $32.5 million for the property in June