Geraldton mayor Shane Van Styn to stand trial for common assault

Geoff VivianGeraldton Guardian
Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn exits Geraldton Courthouse in a previous appearance over the assault charge.
Camera IconGeraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn exits Geraldton Courthouse in a previous appearance over the assault charge. Credit: Geraldton Guardian, The Geraldton Guardian

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn is to stand trial for common assault next year.

Owing to the number of witnesses likely to be called, the trial was listed for four days on June 8 and his bail was extended.

Mr Van Styn allegedly assaulted a patron at the Kalbarri Hotel on April 6.

He has said he will ‘vigorously contest’ the charge.

He was re-elected as the City’s mayor for a second term last month.

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