VIA – GOLD COAST
Concern over Gilmore assault case delay
AAP | 12:15pm February 21, 2012
A MAGISTRATE is concerned that the case against a man accused of attacking Tweed Heads surfer Stephanie Gilmore is taking too long, with technical problems further delaying proceedings.
Julius Sterling Guy Fox, 27, is accused of attacking the four-time world champion, leaving her with a fractured wrist and stitches in her head.
He has been charged with three offences relating to the attack, in which the 22-year-old surfer was hit with a metal pole at her Tweed Heads unit on December 27, 2010.
Arrested the day after the assault, he has not entered a plea and remains in custody.
Fox was due to appear in Lismore Local Court today via audio visual link-up but technological difficulties meant the system was offline.
Magistrate Robyn Denes said the case was “becoming a bit long in the tooth”.
Ms Gilmore was walking to a set of stairs leading to her apartment when she was set upon.
She suffered a fractured wrist, a cut to the back of her head and cuts to her hand.
She was out of the water for about six weeks after the attack…
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