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Pair charged over stabbing released on bail

Tasha Liesegang.
Tasha Liesegang.

TWO people charged after a 21-year-old woman was stabbed in the arm at an East Bundaberg home have been released on bail, with strict conditions to stay away from the alleged victim.

Tasha Liesegang, 23, and Harley Bossom, 22, faced Bundaberg Magistrates Court on Thursday, each charged with one count of unlawfully wounding, enter dwelling with intent and stealing.

Duty lawyer Edwina Rowan represented both accused, making bail applications on behalf of the pair - both bail applications were opposed by police.

Bundaberg Police prosecutor Sergeant Steve Bardini alleged Liesegang was the primary offender who carried the knife to where the alleged victim was in Tootell St about 10.30am Wednesday.

He said police were still trying to determine exactly what sparked the incident but it was possibly an argument about a Facebook rant or drugs, with both parties known to each other.

Sgt Bardini said police would allege Liesegang and Bossom entered the alleged victim's bedroom and stole her phone before the 21-year-old woman was allegedly stabbed in the arm with the knife.

He said the woman received a cut to her arm but her injuries could have been significantly worse had she not defended herself.

The court heard Liesegang had no previous criminal history but was undergoing treatment for drug related matters.

In making the decision to grant the pair bail, Magistrate Aaron Simpson took both Liesegang and Bossom's criminal history into consideration.

He noted Liesegang had none at all while Bossom had nothing of a like nature.

Mr Simpson also granted bail on the condition that the pair would reside outside the Bundaberg city area.

Liesegang was bailed to live 50km out of town with her parents at the Miara Holiday Park, while Bossom was granted bail on the condition he live with family in Gladstone and report to police three times a week.

Both matters were adjourned until June 23.

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