Alleged woman abuser Andrew Turnbull presents image of solid family support

State prosecutor Marike Kersop argued that from the video it was “quite clear that he assaulted the complainant [Gray]”.

Kersop argued that the threats he made towards her ex-husband were of a serious nature – such that he and the children had moved house.

She argued before court that Gray and her children were also at risk should Turnbull be released on bail.

“The state can only imagine what might happen to the complainant or her children should he be released on bail‚” said Kersop.

She also questioned his close family ties as stated earlier by Grove.

“If he had such family ties‚ why are they not here? Why don’t they support their child? He does not mention his responsibility to his minor son. Does he not maintain his child?”

However‚ Grove told the court that Turnbull’s family had been attending the case.

His mother had suffered a nervous breakdown‚ said the lawyer.

Turnbull is also accused of drug and ammunition possession in a separate case. After a successful bail application‚ he was released on R5‚000 bail. His next court date in this matter is on October 30.

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