A Queensland trainer charged with the alleged assault of two Queensland Racing Integrity Commission stewards, along with a string of other offences, has had his case adjourned.
Toowoomba trainer Ron Maund is charged with one count of robbery while armed, one count of attempting to enter a premises with intent, two counts of assault occasioning bodily harm while armed, one count of serious assault of a person over 60 years of age, one count of serious assault of a public official and one count of wilful damage.
The alleged assault occurred in November last year during an inspection by the officers, who are in an integrity unit which is separate from raceday stewards, as they were conducting a stables inspection at a Southbrook property, near Toowoomba.
It is alleged that Maund sprayed engine degreaser directly into the face and eyes of the two stewards.
One of the stewards is believed to have been wearing a body camera which will make up part of the prosecution case.
Police prosecutor Sergeant Mike Robinson asked the court for a four-week adjournment to finalise the police brief of evidence.
The application for an adjournment was granted by acting Magistrate Roger Stark with the committal mention to take place in the same court on March 14.
Maund, who was not required to attend the hearing, was remanded on bail.