A Peterborough man accused of punching a woman to the face says he grew up with family violence environment and he swore he would never do the same.
The 47-year-old appeared in Warrnambool Magistrates Court on Friday charged with recklessly causing injury, unlawful assault, assault by kicking, making threats to kill and committing offences on bail.
It's alleged he punched a woman to the left cheek, causing bruising and cuts to her lips requiring treatment at the Warrnambool Base Hospital.
He was arrested on Thursday, interviewed, charged and remanded in custody overnight.
On Friday he told the court he grew up in a "disturbed home with family violence".
"I swore I would never act the same," he said.
"With alcohol in my system, these things flare up."
The man said he was hoping to get on top of his alcohol abuse and that if released on bail would "endeavour to get counselling and stop drinking".
But magistrate Simon Guthrie said the man had failed to show exceptional circumstances why he should be released from custody and remanded him in custody.
The man will appear in court again in August.
Meanwhile, a 35-year-old Warrnambool woman was has been charged with breaching an intervention order protecting her ex-partner, breaching bail, assault, making threats to kill and possessing cannabis.
Police will allege the woman kept turning up at her ex-partner's home despite cross intervention orders.
He was forced to sleep on his own couch to keep his distance from the woman for a couple of nights.
Overnight Wednesday he locked her out after she left, but she returned every couple of hours to request he let her in.
On Thursday they argued after the woman questioned who he was communicating with on social media platform Snapchat.
The man recorded the disagreement on his mobile phone and the woman is alleged to have raced at him and scratched his face.
She was arrested, interviewed and charged before appeared in the same court on Friday.
She made a successful bail application and will appear in court again August.
People protected by intervention orders cannot be identified in court, therefore many accused people cannot be named as that would identify the victims.
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