Portland man on bail after allegedly headbutting partner

A MAN who allegedly headbutted his partner during an argument has been released on bail. 

Leam Clark, 26, of Must Street, Portland, appeared in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court on Monday on two charges of recklessly causing injury and intentionally causing injury. 

Police informant Senior Constable Warren Birthisel said police were called to a Portland home on Saturday at 3.15pm.

“The victim had a large bruise to her forehead where she claimed the accused headbutted her,” Senior Constable Birthisel said. 

She told police she had been “feeling poorly” and had started an argument with the accused. “She hit the accused and the accused hit her back,” Senior Constable Birthisel said. 

He opposed bail for Mr Clark, saying “my concern is that he will abscond”. 

Police said Mr Clark had two suspended sentences totalling up to three months’ imprisonment for possession of weapons, including handguns, and failing to appear in court. 

Mr Clark told the court on Monday he was remorseful for the alleged assault. He was bailed to reappear in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court on September 15.