A man who spat blood on police after viciously attacking his wife has lashed out at a Melbourne magistrate for refusing him bail.
The Frankston man, who cannot be identified, declared ‘the system is f*****’ after being denied bail by Magistrate Alan Spillane on Sunday.
Police were called to a Frankston property after the man smashed his wife’s head into a wall in an alcohol-fuelled rage on Saturday night, Melbourne Magistrates’ Court was told.
The woman barricaded herself in a bedroom during the attack, and when police came, the man spat blood on six officers and violently resisted arrest.
A man who spat blood on police after viciously attacking his wife has lashed out at a Melbourne magistrate for refusing him bail
He was so aggressive he could not be interviewed straight away and his wife did not cooperate with police for fear of retribution, the prosecutor said.
‘It was a one off episode,’ the man told the court.
‘It is bad what I’ve done, but I feel it’s been to made to feel really bad.’
The truck driver said he had previously not touched alcohol for months after his release from prison and going into custody would disadvantage his wife and three children because he’s the only one who works.
‘You made a ghastly mistake,’ Mr Spillane told the man.
‘I think you’ve got to face the prospect you are going back to prison.
‘You placed a number of people’s safety in jeopardy.’
As he was getting led out of the court back into custody, the man berated Mr Spillane, saying being in prison would ‘destroy my family’ and ‘the system is f***ed’.
He was remanded to appear in Frankston Magistrates’ Court on November 1.
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