A MAN banned from seeing a Warrnambool woman, who police allege spent a night together in Port Campbell, has been remanded in custody until December 17.
Kevin Timothy Knowles, 41, of Suzanne Crescent, appeared in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court to apply for bail.
Police are preparing three briefs of evidence against Mr Knowles and last month he was placed on a four-month community corrections order for driving offences.
Most of the charges Mr Knowles is facing relate to his on-again, off-again partner.
Constable Rob Wilson told court Mr Knowles had booked in to a Port Campbell holiday park for three days through the Salvation Army.
He said there was an intervention order banning contact between Mr Knowles and the woman.
It was alleged that at 9.15pm on September 28 the woman went to a holiday park staff member and complained she had no money to get back to Warrnambool.
She is alleged to have said she was with Mr Knowles, they had been drinking, argued and she hit him with a kettle to the face.
Constable Wilson said a Port Campbell police officer spoke to the woman outside the town’s hotel and she was then driven to Warrnambool.
The next morning a police officer spoke to Mr Knowles at the park and noticed he had a laceration to his nose.
Mr Knowles allegedly failed to comply with his bail conditions to report to police on Tuesday and Wednesday last week and he was arrested about 5pm on Thursday.
Mr Knowles said he had been in Port Campbell with another woman named Emma.
Constable Wilson said Mr Knowles’ former partner had declined to make an official statement to police but she had provided information to officers.
He said police were concerned that if released on bail Mr Knowles would continue to offend, interfere with witnesses and possibly assault the woman.
Mr Knowles claimed he only missed reporting to police because he was ill.
Mr Knowles said he went to Port Campbell by himself and stayed by himself.
“She might have been in Port Campbell but she definitely was not with me,” he said.
Mr Klestadt said he had to accept the evidence of the prosecution at its highest and there was a clear probability Mr Knowles and the woman were in Port Campbell together.
In remanding Mr Knowles in custody, Mr Klestadt said he had no confidence that the accused would not continue to breach his bail conditions and the current intervention order.