ABC Online informs us that:
Three police officers told the court they saw Maurice Herbert Vagg, 41, swing a block splitter at the cafe manager.
But the court heard the man had been drinking and his axe fell slowly and without great force.
The intended victim was able to step out of the way and avoid injury but the attempt to harm him led police to charge Vagg with assault.
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Six days in police custody has been deemed sufficient punishment.
Now, does anyone else think attempted murder might have been more suitable?