No bail for man after knife threats

A MAN charged with assault and breaching bail conditions has had his plea to be released for Christmas denied.

Jamie McDiarmid, 30, kicked a man to the head and threatened him with a butter knife on Saturday, the Bendigo Magistrates Court heard.

McDiarmid had been released on bail last Wednesday after being arrested on warrant for previous offences. 

Prosecuting, Sergeant David Somerton said McDiarmid attacked another man who was staying at his friend's Flora Hill home.

"Without any provocation (McDiarmid) walked from the kitchen to the lounge room and kicked the victim to the head as he was sitting on the couch," he said.

"He then punched him to the head."

Sergeant Somerton said McDiarmid returned to the kitchen and collected a blunt butter knife that he used to wave in front of the victim.

"He said to the victim he was going to put holes in him," he said.

"He then left the house.

"There was no rhyme or reason to his actions."

McDiarmid has denied attacking the man.

Representing himself in court on Monday, he said he was in Bendigo in an attempt to reunite with his former partner for Christmas.

He said his epilepsy and acquired brain injury meant that he gets "very angry, very quickly".

"I knew I was getting angry. There was a good chance I would have put holes in him, so I left. I've done the right thing."

"I just want to be out for Christmas. I'm trying to get my wife back."

McDiarmid claimed the victim had exaggerated the offences.

"I've tried to do the right thing but I've got all these f***ing peanuts trying to ruin it for me," he said.

McDarmid banged his hands on the ledge of the court dock when his bail application was rejected and yelled "you have been f***ing lied to by dogs".

Magistrate Jennifer Tregent said bail was denied on the grounds that he was an unacceptable risk of re-offending.

She said to him "you've brought this upon yourself".

The court heard McDiarmid is facing outstanding charges of assault, criminal damage, theft and cannabis possession.

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