Man charged over Gold Coast stabbing granted bail

A former bikie arrested at gunpoint following a stabbing at Mudgeeraba has been granted strict bail.

32-year-old Steven Smith is accused of attacking businessman Paul Picone at Firth Park on August 1 before fleeing in his ute.

He was later arrested in dramatic scenes on Somerset Drive.


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He’s charged with grievous bodily harm, unlawful wounding, affray and possessing a knife in a public place.

A court heard allegations that a business relationship between Mr Smith’s wife and Mr Picone had become personal.

Smith has been ordered to provide $50,000 surety, report daily to Police and not contact Mr Picone.

He’s also been ordered to wear a tracking device.

Smith will return to court on August 23.

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