Man accused of attempted murder refused bail

A 24-year-old accused of the attempted murder of an Eglinton man last week will remain behind bars.

Taylar Gregory Noonan, 24, the nephew of the 48-year-old victim, did not appear before Bathurst Local Court on Monday where his matter was mentioned briefly before magistrate Michael Allen.

Noonan’s solicitor, Leigh Haywood, told the court there was no need for her client to be brought up on the audio-visual link as she had already spoken to him.

She said the matter would need to be referred to the DPP and requested brief orders be made.

Noonan was charged with inflicting grievous bodily harm with attempt to murder after being arrested by police on Saturday at Raymond Terrace police station.

The victim, found semi-conscious by his wife last Wednesday afternoon, was treated by paramedics for head, abdomen and leg injuries and was taken to Bathurst Base Hospital before being flown to Westmead Hospital.

He remains there in a critical condition.

Police from Chifley local area command launched an investigation, with Noonan arrested just days later.

Police will allege the assault was a targeted attack stemming from a conflict between the parties.

Noonan was refused bail by police on Saturday and appeared before Newcastle Local Court on Sunday where he was again refused bail, with the matter relisted for Bathurst Local Court on Monday.

Mr Allen ordered the brief be served by September 25 with replies on October 16. He formally refused bail.