28-year-old Mount Isa man Boy Allan Page faced court yesterday on charges of grievous bodily harm over a coward punch attack that put a woman in hospital, and despite the objections of prosecutors, he has been released on bail. 

Per reports in ABC News, prosecutors opposed bail for Page for a number of reasons, specifically because of the seriousness of the offence, and concerns that he might speak with witnesses.

They also raised concerns for the alleged coward punch attacker’s safety, thanks to “anger” within the local community.

Page’s lawyer Anderson Telford downplayed concerns over his client speaking with witnesses, and said that the 28-year-old electrician was the sole breadwinner for his family, including three children under five.

The victim of the attack, 36-year-old mother of three Melissa Abdoo – who was allegedly punched by Page after refusing him entry to  licensed venue – remains in serious but stable condition in intensive care.

Story: ABC News