UPDATE: Drunken glass attack was "unprovoked", police

Update, Monday 1.50pm: 

A MAN has been released on bail after allegedly glassing another man in an unprovoked attack.

Andergrove man Kanwarveer Singh, 27, appeared in Mackay Magistrates Court today, accused of causing assault occasioning bodily harm while armed and intoxicated at a Moranbah rugby leagues club on Saturday night.

Prosecutor Senior Constable Duncan Erskine opposed the bail application, saying the Indian national was a potential flight risk.

Defence solicitor Chris Schrader said that wasn't the case, as he'd been employed in mining in the region for about a year and rented a home with his wife. He had no criminal history.

Singh's wife and employer sat in court in support of him.

Mr Schrader said Singh had been at the Moranbah club as he had been working at nearby Coppabella mine.

Magistrate Nerida Wilson said the risk of bail would be "mitigated" with strict conditions. 

She ordered Singh surrender his Indian passport before being released.

Other conditions included that he reside at his Andergrove address, not attend any licensed premises in Moranbah and not make contact with the alleged victim.

This morning, police alleged that a 25-year-old Moranbah man had sustained substantial bruising, swelling and lacerations to his face.


MORANBAH Detectives have charged a man following an assault at at a local Rugby Leagues Club on Saturday night.

Police will allege the assault was unprovoked.

A 27-year-old Mackay man was arrested and charged with assault occasioning bodily harm whilst armed with a circumstance of aggravation at a public place whilst adversely affected.

He is due to appear in the Mackay Magistrates Court on today after police opposed his bail.

A 25-year-old Moranbah man sustained substantial bruising and swelling to his face as well as lacerations.

Investigating officer Plain Clothes Senior Constable Daniel Feldman said the outcome could have easily been a lot worse.

"It was fortunate that the glass used in the assault did not cause more serious injuries," he said.

Police wanted to acknowledge the great work by management and security of the Leagues Club following the incident.

Police said in a statement they have a "zero tolerance" approach to this kind of senseless behaviour.

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