A request for bail for a man accused of hitting his partner in the head with an axe has been dismissed by a judge.
Terry Mathew Dean has pleaded not guilty to wilful damage and wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm after he was charged following a March 28 incident in New Plymouth.
The most serious allegation Dean faces is that he swung an axe at his partner during an argument, which hit her in the head.
During Dean’s appearance in the New Plymouth District Court on Thursday, lawyer Turitea Bolstad applied for his release on bail, which was opposed by Crown prosecutor Stephanie Simpkin.
Judge Chris Sygrove denied the bail application and remanded the accused back into custody.
Dean will reappear in court on June 22 for a case review.