Crucial evidence still outstanding in scissor attack case

CRUCIAL police evidence is still outstanding in the case of a violent scissor attack on two men at a Christmas party at Upper Main Arm community hall in 2012.

Dean Andrew Kenning, 26, faces two counts of attempted murder, two counts of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and one count of reckless wounding over the December 21 incident.

The charges relate to an incident outside the hall between 11.30pm and 11.50pm involving Kenning, Peter Jeremy and Eric Funnell.

About 11.30pm, police allege Mr Jeremy and Mr Funnell attended the party where there were about 200 guests.

A short time later, police allege Kenning attacked the two men with scissors.

Mr Jeremy and Mr Funnell were taken to Tweed Hospital with serious injuries to their necks and faces.

On Tuesday at Lismore Local Court, Denning's solicitor Hugh Van Dugteren said he was still waiting on a statement from Senior Constable Edmonds who attended the party on the night.

Magistrate David Heilpern adjourned Denning's matters until a date in June at Lismore Local Court when he is expected to appear via video link from Kempsey's Mid-North Coast correctional facility.


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