The magistrate made one remark after a former Home and Away star appeared in court for a series of alleged offenses.
A former Home and Away actor has been charged with a number of violent offenses, including a hammer attack.
Felix Dean, 24, a child star who starred as “VJ” on the popular Channel 7 show from 2007 to 2014, is yet to enter a plea to the alleged violent assault on a Surry Hills tobacconist in October.
On Tuesday, his lawyer informed Central Local Court that he had seen the incident’s CCTV tape and wanted to wrap up the case in the coming weeks.
Dean, who had addresses in Redfern and Erskineville, was also charged with two other violent crimes.
Dean is accused of assaulting a police officer in the course of his duties in Paddington on September 18 this year, while allegedly failing to follow Covid-19 guidelines.
He has yet to enter any pleas in this case.
He is also accused of smashing a man’s house glass in Newtown on January 6 this year, and then assaulting a second man on the same night with the intent to rob him, for which he already entered guilty pleas.
Dean allegedly entered into the TSG Tobacconist on Elizabeth St at 11 p.m. on October 11 with a 30cm long hammer in hand and assaulted a male employee, according to police.
According to court documents, he was equipped with a silver hammer and intended to assault and intimidate the employee.
The employee had minor head injuries and was treated by paramedics on the scene.
He is also charged with common assault related to another man during the same time period.
Police also allege he stole a grey iPhone from the tobacconist
For the incident, he was charged with affray, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, two counts of common assault, shoplifting, armed with intent to commit an indictable offence and breach of bail.
“He’s got a lot of matters, doesn’t he?” Magistrate Margaret Quinn remarked after his matters were read out in court.
“VJ” was the TV son of show staple Ada Nicodemou.
He will return to court on December 22.
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