Wave FM host threatened mistress: court

Wave FM radio announcer Greg Vincent broke into the home of his ex-mistress in the middle of the night, pushed her onto her bed and threatened to kill her if she called police, a jury heard yesterday.

But the former breakfast show host, on leave from the radio station, insists police got the wrong man.

Vincent is accused of breaking into the Warilla home of the woman, with whom he was in a relationship for four years until weeks before the alleged incident on December 28, 2011.

He has pleaded not guilty to one count of aggravated break and enter to commit a serious indictable offence of intimidation.

The woman told Wollongong District Court yesterday she woke about 4am on the morning in question, feeling or hearing a "presence" in her bedroom.

"I woke up to a male in my bedroom leaning over my bed ... As I sat up I was pushed back by my throat, my head hit the bedside chest of drawers," she said.

When the person spoke she knew it was Vincent, she said, testifying the voice said to her: "You slut, stay the f... away from Wisemans and Gwynneville or you're dead. Call the police and you're dead."

The woman said the reference was to Wiseman Park Wollongong City Bowling Club, where she and Vincent "went from time to time" and the suburb where Vincent lived.

The woman said she was slapped in the face, then her attacker got up "quite abruptly and turned his back", leaving through the back sliding door.

"I was in shock, I was distressed, it all happened very quickly, my head was throbbing."

She said her head was bleeding and police the next morning took photographs of blood on her pillow case.

The jury was told that during the woman's four-year relationship with Vincent he regularly used the back sliding door to visit in the early hours of the morning.

He would often come at 3am and stay for an hour before his morning shift at Wave FM, the woman said.

Vincent had been married during the term of the affair, the relationship turning sour in November after Vincent's wife found out and was "extremely unhappy about it", the woman told the court.

Vincent's lawyer, Russell Sweet, told the jury the "central issue is whether or not it was the accused that was in the bedroom".

He said the identification provided by the woman was "by means of a voice".

Under cross-examination, the woman denied having her own "vendetta" against Vincent.

She also denied being responsible for graffiti at the Wave FM radio station and "scratching" Vincent's car shortly after their break-up.

She said she had since learned the scratchings were "something to do with him sleeping with other women".

"I didn't do that," she told the court. The trial before Justice Paul Conlon continues today.

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