Stabbing accused is given bail

A COALFALLS man who allegedly stabbed a male, leaving him screaming for help was granted bail in Ipswich Magistrates Court yesterday.

Christopher Mark Shersby, 19, was remanded in custody after an incident on Saturday morning, which left a 22-year-old male with serious injuries.

The bearded Shersby appeared in the dock wearing the same brown T-shirt he was alleged to have worn at the time of the stabbing.

The court heard Shersby arrived at a Darling St East address with two other males just prior to 2am on Saturday.

Prosecutor Senior Constable Adam McDonald told the court the three men were told to leave by a female resident.

They left, walking towards Syntax St where Shersby and one of the males began to argue.

The disagreement was loud enough to wake a resident, who came out of her home and onto the footpath, to find Shersby and a male yelling at each other.

The resident walked over to the pair and spoke with one of the men when she was picked up and thrown, leaving her with cuts and grazes. Three men ran from her home to her aid.

A physical altercation followed in which it is alleged Shersby left a male victim lying on the grass screaming after being stabbed.

Shersby allegedly ran south along Herbert St carrying a knife from the scene.

Magistrate Rodger Stark granted Shersby bail, deeming him to not be a risk to the community. He is due to appear in Ipswich Magistrates Court on August 8.



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