#sports activities Former AFL star allegedly attacked woman with a machete after breaking into a house in outback town
Former AFL star is refused bail for allegedly attacking a woman with a MACHETE after breaking into a house in troubled outback town
- Ex-Melbourne participant Liam Jurrah has been refused bail in an Alice Springs courtroom
- He is alleged to have assaulted a woman with a machete after breaking in
- Jurrah made historical past as the primary initiated Indigenous man to play AFL
Former Melbourne Demons star Liam Jurrah is behind bars after allegedly breaking into a house and attacking a woman with a machete in the Northern Territory outback town of Yuendumu.
Last month the 33-year-old was charged with illegal entry with intent to commit an offence and aggravated assault over the August 2 incident in his dwelling town.
He was refused bail by Judge Sarah McNamara in Alice Springs Local Court on August 30 and has been remanded in custody after being refused bail.
Jurrah performed 36 video games for Melbourne from 2009-2012, kicking 38 targets and main the scoring for the Demons in 2011.
Nicknamed the ‘Warlpiri Wizard’, he gained the Mark of the Year award in 2010 and obtained an AFL Rising Star nomination after scoring 4 targets in opposition to Port Adelaide in spherical 15 of his first yr in the large league.
Known for his spectacular type of play, Jurrah was named the Northern Territory Young Australian of the Year in 2010, however that season was ruined for him when he dislocated his shoulder in a preseason recreation.
He made historical past as the primary initiated Indigenous participant from a distant group in central Australia to play in the AFL.
Yuendumu, located 290km north-west of Alice Springs, has not too long ago been hit by violence and unrest because of disputes amongst household teams.