Fishing at sunset on the Maroochy river. Photo: Barry Leddicoat / Sunshine Coast Daily
Fishing at sunset on the Maroochy river. Photo: Barry Leddicoat / Sunshine Coast Daily Barry Leddicoat

Fishermen in court over knife, obstructing police

A BURNETT Heads fisherman has been remanded in custody until September 1, after appearing in Gympie Magistrates Court.

Clint Husheer Gibson, 30, is accused of obstructing police, falsely claiming another person's identity with intent to defraud, possessing a knife in public, mutilating paper money still in circulation, uttering counterfeit money and fraud.

The claimed offences were allegedly committed on August 4 and other dates in separate incidents in Bundaberg and Gympie.

Gibson is also charged with obstructing police by twice fleeing from them.

Opposing bail, police told the court Gibson had "considerable previous for bail breaches" and was a significant risk of failing to appear in court.

Originally from New Zealand, Gibson worked on fishing boats out of Mooloolaba and Bundaberg and mostly lived at Burnett Heads.

The court was told Gibson was prepared to plead guilty to some charges, but case conferencing would be needed on others.

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