Toby Mitchell Mongols bikie boss knocked out
Mongols bikie boss Toby Mitchell was given bail after being sued for an early-morning clash that knocked him out.
Mr Mitchell exchanged punches for another suspected crime with an unknown man in Southbank about 3am on November 15, Melbourne Magistrates Court heard on Wednesday.
Police say the fight's CCTV video shows Mr Mitchell and the other man exchanging words, then battling for about 40 seconds.
Detective acting Sergeant Jordan Collinson said Mr Mitchell broke free from the attempt of his companions to hold him away from the other man and hit him face and body.
The other man punched Mr Mitchell to the face and pushed him to the ground, heard the court.
Mr. Mitchell seemed unconscious, Sergeant Collinson, a detective acting, said, and was dazzled when he supported his feet and left.
Police didn't recognize the man who punched Mr Mitchell and nobody registered the attack, heard the court.
Mr Mitchell, 45, is charged with an affray and offense while on bail, and the latest charges were imposed on top of those arising from an incident on October 4, where he allegedly struck a man three times outside a South Yarra cafe. He faces charges of affray and assault over that incident.
He was granted bail on the charges of the South Yarra incident last month and on Wednesday magistrate John Bentley granted bail again but ordered Mr Mitchell to abide by a curfew so he stays home between 8pm and am.
"I don't want to see him in this court again because he's out drinking in Southbank," Bentley said.
He said Mr Mitchell was a controversial individual, attracting media attention.
The magistrate also denied a police appeal to revoke Mr Mitchell's bail on charges arising from the South Yarra incident.
Defense counsel Damian Sheales said Mr Mitchell was in hospital early this week planning for a surgical operation resulting from an unknown gunman fired at Brunswick in 2011.
Mr Mitchell had a number of medical problems from being fired, Mr Sheales said and he needed to take at least 15 different types of medicine daily.
Police opposed Mr Mitchell's bail, claiming that he was an unreasonable risk and a public threat.
Mr Sheales said the suspected crime wasn't a significant illustration.
Mr Mitchell, who listened to a police station telephone hearing, must not communicate with his Mongols clubmates while on bail.
He will appear next in court in March.