Pregnant partner puncher accused granted bail

A MAN who allegedly punched and kicked his heavily pregnant partner in the stomach then violently attacked a policewoman has been granted bail ahead of his pending trial.

Jason Cord McNamara, 32, has been charged with nine offences stemming from an incident at Helidon Mineral Spa Resort and Caravan Park on April 24 in which the Gatton officer's left leg was broken in three places.

Defence barrister Stephen Kissick told the Brisbane Supreme Court on Thursday there was some doubt surrounding the police version of events.

"It is very unfortunate this police officer fell awkwardly and broke her leg," he said.

"It cannot be said that is was more than an accidental injury.

"That particular charge has been trumped up by police.

"If the Crown does not accept that then the matter will certainly go to trial."

Crown Prosecutor Amanda Robinson told the court McNamara had a history of violence against woman he was in a relationship with.

"He was being aggressive to a number of people that day including punching and kicking his partner, who was 19-weeks pregnant at the time, in the stomach several times," she said.

"Police intervened and he continued to act violently towards them while struggling on the ground.

"A police officer had her leg broken in three places during the struggle which required surgery."

Ms Robinson said McNamara, who was not in a show cause position, still posed an unacceptable risk to the community if released on bail.

"The offences are serious and he faces a lengthy prison sentence if he is convicted," she said.

"The Crown submits he poses a high risk of re-offending given his history along with his drug, alcohol and mental health issues."

Justice Alan Wilson said, in granting McNamara bail, he was satisfied the conditions he would put in place would lessen any risks of re-offending.

He also noted McNamara's now former partner had moved more than1000 kilometres away and said she wanted nothing to do with him anymore.

"It seems to me, regrettably, that you only commit violence against those who you are romantically involved with," he said.

Justice Wilson ordered McNamara live with his parents at Chambers Flat, report to police three times per week, abide a strict curfew and undergo random drug and alcohol testing.

Council-owned entity in talks over city bowling alley

premium_icon Council-owned entity in talks over city bowling alley

Ipswich has been starved of a premier bowling alley since 2011

WARNING: Fire ban in place as bushfire risk climbs

WARNING: Fire ban in place as bushfire risk climbs

The ban applies to six councils across southeast Queensland

Local Partners