Assault accused misses court

ROB KIDD
Last updated 14:29 07/02/2014
Attack victim Praveet Chahal
MICHAEL BRADLEY/Fairfax NZ
PAINFUL REMINDER: Praveet Chahal suffered a broken nose and a fractured eye socket in the frenzied attack.

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A South Auckland man who allegedly launched a frenzied street attack against a woman he had never met failed to appear in court today.

The alleged assault left Praveet Chahal bleeding on the ground as she cried out to bystanders to help her. No-one did.

The 40-year-old Auckland woman was out walking near her home in the South Auckland suburb of Papatoetoe at 5.30pm on January 16 when she says she was attacked by a bottle-wielding stranger.

The next day police charged Lual Makur Lual, 26, of Papatoetoe, with injuring with intent to injure and assault against another victim; and released him on bail.

Police laid a further charge today in the Manukau District Court of injuring with intent to cause grievous bodily harm but Lual was did not turn up to enter a plea.

A warrant to arrest was issued by Judge Heather Simpson. She declined an application for interim name suppression.

Chahal's nose was broken, an eye socket was fractured and she had extensive bruising. She spent a night in hospital after the incident, which she says bystanders did nothing to prevent. 

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