28-year-old man arrested, charged and remanded in custody overnight

UPDATE, Wednesday, 1.30pm: Warrnambool drug user Michael Proctor has been remanded in custody after being charged with assault-related offences over credits in a poker machine.

Mr Proctor, 28, of Menzies Street, appeared in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court on Wednesday afternoon but made no application for bail.

Magistrate Cynthia Toose remanded ​him in custody until March 26 when ​Mr Proctor will appear in court again for a mention hearing via a video link with prison.

Solicitor Jessica Tinetti said the adjournment would give her time to conference with the prosecution.

She said her client’s custody management issues included coming down from drug use and possible mental health issues, but it was not his first time in ​custody.

Police allege Mr Proctor was at Rafferty’s Tavern on Sunday playing a number of poker machines in the gaming room when he was involved in a dispute with another patron over credits​ on a machine​.

It’s alleged Mr Proctor struck the other man to the face, breaking his nose and causing a laceration which required two stitches when​ treated. 

Mr Proctor was arrested on Tuesday and ​also ​charged with driving while disqualified and drug offences​,​ after he was allegedly found with cannabis and ice.

He was remanded in custody overnight Tuesday.

Earlier: A WARRNAMBOOL man, 28, will appear in court on Wednesday charged with assault and drug offences.

​Police allege he was involved in an assault at Rafferty's Tavern in west Warrnambool on Sunday.

​He was arrested on Tuesday , remanded in custody overnight and is expected to appear in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court on Wednesday for a bail/remand application.

His other charges relate to driving while disqualified ​and officers will allege he was found in possession of cannabis and​ ​ice​.

Police have been searching for the man for the past couple of days.