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Man denies hitting off-duty police officer

A man denied hitting an off-duty police officer with a motorcycle and threatening to kill his family.

Jaron Roberts, 28, pleaded not guilty in Magistrates’ Court yesterday to an assault on Steven Cosham in an increased penalty zone and threatening him with harm.

He also denied threatening harm to Mr Cosham’s wife, Cathy, by riding his bike at her.

The incidents are alleged to have happened in Clearwater Beach Park on Monday.

Crown prosecutor Cindy Clarke said that Mr Cosham was struck with a motorcycle and suffered a cut above his right eye, abrasions to his elbows, shins and palms and bruises to his head and chest as a result of the collision.

She added that the incidents are alleged to have occurred in front of Mr Cosham’s eight-year-old daughter.

Senior magistrate Juan Wolffe released Mr Roberts, from St George’s, on $10,000 bail and adjourned the case until December 9.

He ordered the defendant to have no contact with the alleged victims, adhere to a curfew from 8pm to 6am and to be fitted with an electronic monitoring device.

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