Alleged hammer attacker says he wasn't even there

A MAN accused of striking another man on the head repeatedly with a claw hammer wasn't at the scene and didn't have any contact with the alleged victim on the day of the alleged attack, his defence has claimed.

Foaga Fuimaono, 25, is on trial at the Ipswich District Court for stealing and assault occasioning bodily harm while armed after he pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The Crown has alleged Fuimaono attacked a man with the claw of a hammer in the back seat of a Subaru parked outside the Goodna train station on June 4 last year.

The man was trapped in the car, which the court heard had its child locks on, until a woman let him out. He ran, covered in blood, into the train station, where he found the station master, who called the ambulance.

On the second day of the trial the alleged victim was cross-examined by defence lawyer Geoff Seaholm.

Mr Seaholm suggest to him that he'd had no phone contact with the accused, nor had the accused been present on the day. The alleged victim denied both claims. The court then heard from the station master and two paramedics. They described finding a man covered in blood.

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