Wollongong woman allegedly threatened neighbour with beer bottle

A Wollongong woman will fight allegations she threatened a male neighbour with a broken beer bottle during a dispute on Monday.

Jasmine Wenzel, 31, pleaded not guilty to a charge of affray in Wollongong Local Court on Tuesday but will remain behind bars until the hearing after she was refused bail based on her criminal record, which includes convictions for violent offences.

Police documents tendered to the court during Wenzel’s bail application outlined the case against her, including allegations that she threatened to stab the man with the glass bottle.

The court was told the alleged victim heard Wenzel and her defacto partner yelling inside their Corrimal Street unit, prompting him to shout out to them to stop.

Wenzel went to the man’s unit, later telling police that when she entered and asked him to stop making sexually suggestive comments towards her, she was attacked with a wooden bat by another man.

However, police said the second man told them he was simply trying to protect his friend.

He told officers Wenzel picked up a glass bottle outside the unit and broke part of it off before entering the alleged victim’s home and threatening to stab him with it.

The witness admitted he used the bat to hit Wenzel across the head, and then again on the arm when she still had hold of the bottle.

He said she tried to punch the alleged victim and spat blood towards both of them before she was eventually removed from the unit by a third male.

Police arrived a short time later and interviewed several witnesses, but did not speak to the alleged victim due to his level of intoxication.

Wenzel was taken to hospital for treatment to a 10-centimetre gash on the top of her head.

The matter will return to court on April 29.

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