Warilla man 'breached AVO within minutes'

It took 30 minutes for a Warilla man to breach an order directing him to stay away from a woman's home, Wollongong Local Court has heard.

Christopher Grindle is accused of breaching his bail and an AVO after he was charged with intimidated the woman on Thursday night.

The 57-year-old left the police station about 2.45am yesterday with a warning to avoid the woman's Warilla home but was allegedly back outside her house at 3.10am, revving his motorbike and threatening her.

Police claim the woman was in her bedroom when one of her children heard Grindle's bike and looked out the window.

The woman then allegedly saw Grindle stop his bike, repeatedly rev the engine and yell: "You're a dead c---."

Grindle was arrested again and charged with breaching bail and contravening an AVO.

Opposing Grindle's bid for bail, police said the accused had shown a clear disregard for police orders.

Defence solicitor Angela Melouney said Grindle would agree to stay away from the woman's home and planned to fight the allegations.

She said her client could live with his elderly parents, report to police and provide a surety.

Grindle was granted strict conditional bail, ordered not to approach the woman's home and to reappear in court on January 17.

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