May 15, 2017

By Molly Houseman

The Redcliffe Magistrates Court was packed today with crowds gathering for the first mention of the case against a man charged with causing grievous bodily harm to a teenager.

Jake Ashley Law-Cobbo did not appear today but a group of vocal supporters turned up and confronted the media.

Law-Cobbo’s solicitor Andrew Forrest said he would be seeking CCTV footage from the Redcliffe McDonald’s carpark, where the alleged incident occurred.

Seventeen-year-old Joshua Waite was put into an induced coma at the scene, after allegedly being kicked in the head and suffering critical injuries on Friday night. He remains in Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital in a critical condition.

The case against his alleged attacker will return to court on Wednesday, when there may be a bail application.

Magistrate Mark Bucknall ordered a brief of evidence to be provided to the defence by June 26. The case is due to return to court for committal mention July 5.

The group of supporters for Law-Cobbo was angry at the media but expressed concern for Mr Waite’s welfare.

“I hope the boy recovers well, and I hope he’s alright,” a supporter said.