‘Springs Monster’ denied bail

2014-06-05 10:26

A man accused of abusing his wife and five children and holding them captive was denied bail in the Springs Magistrates’ Court.

The matter has been postponed to June 12 to give the man – who cannot be named to protect the identity of his family – an opportunity to apply for legal aid.

The court erupted in applause as his bail was denied.

The man was arrested last month after his 11-year-old son apparently fled the family home in Springs and went to a neighbour’s house. The neighbour called police.

The man allegedly kept his wife and five children, aged between two and 16, captive in the house and assaulted them.

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