Axe attack accused faces wounding charge in Hervey Bay court

THE man accused of slicing someone's leg open in a brawl with an axe in Hervey Bay will remain in custody until April.

Paul Geoffrey Wardle, 33, did not apply for bail in Hervey Bay Magistrates Court after appearing on the charge of unlawful wounding.

Wardle allegedly struck a 46-year-old man in the leg with a small axe in a fight on Newhaven St, about 9.40pm on Friday.

The man was transported to the Hervey Bay Hospital with a gash to his leg.

Hervey Bay police confirmed at the time the injury was serious but not life-threatening.

Wardle was charged by the police and kept in the watchhouse.

Since Wardle did not apply for bail, he will remain in custody until his next court date of April 18.