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Glassing attack adjourned

By Riverine Herald

A MAN accused of glassing an Echuca teenager in the neck in March will again appear in court next month.

Kane Comport, 24, appeared in Bendigo Magistrates Court on Friday, where his matter was adjourned to Echuca Magistrates Court on June 6 for a mention. Comport, who is on bail, is charged with recklessly causing injury, affray and assault-related offences.

The March 10 attack left an 18-year-old man with a 25cm gash to his neck, missing the carotid artery by millimetres, which required 25 stitches.

The attack allegedly occurred after an altercation between two groups of people in a fast food carpark, after Comport and a co-accused were escorted by security into a taxi.

During his evidence, informant Senior Constable Josh Coombes told the court Comport, armed with a glass stolen from the Echuca Hotel, and the co-accused jumped out of the taxi after a comment was made and ran towards the victim before Comport ‘‘raised the glass and struck him to the left-hand side of the head’’.

The victim was treated at the scene by paramedics before being taken to Echuca hospital where he underwent emergency surgery.