'Extreme amount of blood': Man charged over hammer attack
A MAN accused of repeatedly bashing in his house-mate's head with a hammer while the victim was sleeping will remain behind bars until his next court date.
Detectives charged 26-year-old Michael Henry Andrew Bandy with one count of grievous bodily harm following an alleged home attack at Landsborough early Thursday morning, where police will allege the man used a hammer to hit his 45-year-old house-mate in the head several times.
Maroochydore Senior Sergeant Detective Daren Edwards said police would allege Mr Bandy entered his house-mate's bedroom about 4.45am and attacked the sleeping man with the hammer.
Snr Sgt Edwards said the man had reacted quickly, despite receiving serious injuries to his head, and disarmed the younger man.
He alleged the offender took off on foot down the street but was chased down and arrested by police.
The victim was transported to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital in a stable condition. However, there are concerns he suffered internal bleeding on the brain.
Snr Sgt Edwards said that when police arrived at the house, they were confronted with a "shocking scene".
"Needless to say, there was an extreme amount of blood," he said.
"It was very fortunate the man didn't suffer any further injuries."
He said police were still looking for the weapon in nearby bushland, which in recent weather and heavy rainfall had been turned into a "swamp".
The weapon may need to be recovered using a metal detector.
Mr Bandy will appear in the Maroochydore Magistrates Court on May 4.
He did not apply for bail in the meantime.