Tweed man charged over break and enter, assault
A TWEED Heads man has faced court after an alleged home invasion in Bogangar on Sunday.
About 8.30pm, a 23-year-old man allegedly entered a Bogangar home uninvited, while two occupants, 19 and 24, were inside watching television.
The 23-year-old allegedly hit the occupants with a hockey stick before it could be wrestled from him.
Police said the alleged them armed himself with a kitchen knife, before being hit with the hockey stick by one of the occupants.
A scuffle - which ended in the front yard - broke out between the occupants and the accused.
A neighbour tried to help, but was threatened with the kitchen knife.
The alleged intruder fled in a car, but was stopped shortly after by Highway Patrol officer on the Pacific Mwy at Tweed Heads.
The 23-year-old was arrested and taken to Tweed Heads Police Station, where he was charged with aggravated break and enter, committing serious indictable offence, two counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and assault.
He was refused bail by police and appeared in Tweed Heads Local Court on Monday where bail was again refused.
The 24-year-old male occupant of the home was taken to Tweed Hospital with bruising, swelling, bleeding and a laceration to his nose.
He also suffered swelling and bruising to his arm.
The 19-year-old woman suffered injuries to her shoulder and both knees.
The neighbour who tried to help was unharmed.