Assault accused remains in custody

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Albany man Tobiah Pocklington received multiple facial injuries including a broken jaw which will require surgery after he was the victim of a one punch assault.
Camera IconAlbany man Tobiah Pocklington received multiple facial injuries including a broken jaw which will require surgery after he was the victim of a one punch assault. Credit: Megan Powell The West Australian.

A 23-year-old Albany man charged over a one-punch assault outside Studio 146 last weekend has been remanded in custody.

Albany detectives charged Samuel Donald Ford with grievous bodily harm yesterday following the alleged assault on Tobiah Pocklington in the earlier hours of Sunday morning.

Mr Ford appeared in custody in Albany Magistrates Court this afternoon where he was not required to plead to the charge.

Mr Pocklington, 26, suffered a fractured skull, hairline fractures around his eye sockets, damage to his teeth and a fractured jaw requiring a steel plate and screws.

The arrest of Mr Ford is the second this week after Albany detectives charged Albany man Cody Lee Nathan Bennell with grievous bodily harm from the alleged assault on Albany father Matthew Skeet on Wednesday.

The assaults are not linked.

No bail application was made with Mr Ford remanded in custody until his next court appearance on August 16.

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