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Hammer horror

Saturday, 18th February, 2017

By Andrew Robertson

The man allegedly responsible for the sickening claw hammer attack on a woman on Wednesday night had been under a court order to stay away from her.

Trevor Shane Bugmy appeared in the Local Court yesterday charged with the attempted murder of the 48-year-old woman at a house in Morish Street. 

Police said the woman was at her house with several other people when she was set upon about 9pm and struck with a claw hammer.

She was rushed to the local hospital with serious head injuries before being flown to the Royal Adelaide Hospital in a critical condition.

Yesterday Barrier LAC Crime Manager Detective Inspector Mick Fuller said the woman remained in a serious condition in the RAH.

Bugmy was arrested in Patton Street the following day after contacting police and was charged with grievous bodily harm and wounding with intent to murder.

He was also charged with contravening an apprehended violence order, a court instrument that was meant to prevent Bugmy from having contact with the woman.

Det. Insp. Fuller yesterday confirmed the victim and Bugmy knew each other but he could not say whether Bugmy had only recently been released from prison. 

Yesterday magistrate Geoff Dunlevy refused Bugmy bail and ordered him to undergo a mental health assessment while in custody.   

Bugmy, who did not enter a plea, is next due to appear in court on April 18.

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