A man was taken to hospital by ambulance for cuts he suffered in a knife attack in Long Gully last week, a court has heard.
Dylan Hicks, 21, applied for bail in the Bendigo Magistrates' Court on Monday after he was charged with recklessly causing serious injury, intentionally causing injury, recklessly causing injury, possessing a controlled weapon and possessing cannabis.
But prosecutor Senior Constable Mick Arnott opposed bail, arguing Mr Hicks would endanger the safety and welfare of any person and could interfere with witnesses.
The court heard Mr Hicks, his mother and the victim met last Thursday night and drank in a number of pubs before returning to the mother's address.
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Then about 2.30am, Mr Hicks, his mother, the victim and another person got in a taxi.
During the ride, Mr Hicks allegedly became aggressive towards the victim over comments he believed he had made about his mother, before punching him in the jaw.
The driver pulled over in Wood Street, Long Gully and pressed the duress alarm.
It was alleged Mr Hicks got out of the taxi, went to the other side of the vehicle and tried to pull the victim out.
Despite the efforts of his mother to separate them, Mr Hicks then allegedly pulled out a small knife and began stabbing and slashing at the victim's head.
The court heard the victim pushed Mr Hicks off, but it was alleged that outside the taxi Mr Hicks hit the victim, continued to stab at his head and face, and kicked him.
The victim walked to a nearby venue where triple-0 was called.
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He was taken to hospital, where he received stitches and underwent scans for his injuries.
The taxi driver went to Bendigo police station and reported the incident, which was captured by in-car video.
Mr Hicks was arrested at a fast food restaurant that morning in clothing allegedly covered in blood.
It was alleged he had a knife covered in blood and a small amount of what was believed to be cannabis.
Defence counsel Clare Wilkin said Mr Hicks was only 21, did not have an extensive criminal history, and was able to live with his mother.
She also said the matter could also see delays due to the seriousness of the charges and the number of witnesses.
But Senior Constable Arnott raised concerns about Mr Hicks' mother's ability to control her son.
Magistrate Ross Betts ordered Mr Hicks be assessed for a program that gives people before the court access to support services to reduce the risk of offending.
The bail application was adjourned to later this week.
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