Knife threat sees strict bail conditions for Casterton man

Theo Pillar, 25, of Addison Street, was granted bail in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court yesterday.

Theo Pillar, 25, of Addison Street, was granted bail in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court yesterday.

A CASTERTON man who allegedly threatened to slash his partner, their child and himself with a knife has been released on bail to live near Cobden.

Theo Pillar, 25, of Addison Street, was granted bail in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court yesterday.

His cousin Luke Pillar told magistrate Michael Coghlan that the accused man could live with him and his family at their Lavers Hill Road home.

Luke Pillar said his cousin would have work and he had previously lived with his family without incident for six months.

Mr Coghlan released Theo Pillar on bail until September 12 to appear at the Warrnambool Magistrates Court. 

His bail conditions include a 9pm to 6am curfew, that he not go within 50 kilometres of Casterton, not interfere with witnesses and to live at Jancourt.

Police allege that an intervention order had been put in place banning Mr Pillar from attending at an address in Casterton, but he went there at 4.30am on Tuesday, climbed in a kitchen window and allegedly grabbed a knife, threatened to cut his partner,  their child and himself.

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