NRL’s Jamil Hopoate charged over breaching AVO, bail

NRL star Jamil Hopoate will front court today after allegedly breaching a restraining order - and his bail conditions - just a fortnight after being charged over a drunken incident in December.

The off-contract Brisbane Broncos player handed himself in to Manly Police Station at about 9am this morning, where he was charged with allegedly contravening a domestic violence AVO and breaching bail.

 

Jamil Hopoate has been charged for breaching a restraining order and his bail.
Jamil Hopoate has been charged for breaching a restraining order and his bail.

 

Jamil Hopoate leaves a team meeting in May.
Jamil Hopoate leaves a team meeting in May.

The fresh charges come just a week before he was due to front court over an alleged domestic violence assault on the NSW Mid North Coast.

Police were on December 27 called to a pub on Bay Street, Port Macquarie about 8.30pm following reports of an alleged assault.

Hopoate was later charged with three counts of common assault, stalking or intimidation and mid-range drink driving over the alleged incident - charges understood to involve a woman known to him.

The 26-year-old is the son of renowned rugby league star John Hopoate. He previously served a year in jail in 2014 for allegedly assaulting a man at a Sydney pub.

He was refused bail and is due to front Manly Local Court today.

Originally published as NRL's Jamil Hopoate charged over breaching AVO, bail


Helicopter inspections to kick off across Burnett region

Premium Content Helicopter inspections to kick off across Burnett region

Powerlink Queensland will be commencing helicopter inspections in coming months to...

Murgon police investigating fires at skate park, business

Premium Content Murgon police investigating fires at skate park, business

Murgon police are investigating two separate fires deliberately lit in earlier this...

9 THEMES: Community, staff speak up on new hospital plans

Premium Content 9 THEMES: Community, staff speak up on new hospital plans

More than 100 people have submitted feedback regarding the new hospital...