A man whose throat was slashed by his former workmate told a paramedic he had been attacked by five people and refused to tell a policeman how he was injured, a Perth court has been told.
Mark Raymond Hinchliffe is on trial in the Supreme Court accused of attempting to murder his former colleague Scott Williams on May 7, 2011.
Mr Williams continued giving evidence this morning, in which he denied he had chased after Mr Hinchliffe with a bottle before his throat was slashed.
Mr Williams conceded under cross-examination that he did nothing to protect himself or to block the knife, but denied it was because he had a bottle in his hand.
He also rejected a suggestion from Mr Hinchliffe's defence lawyer Laurie Levy that he was injured when Mr Hinchliffe grabbed a knife, spun around and made contact with his throat.
Mr Williams, who had a six to eight inch cut to his throat and an exposed jugular, ran to a neighbour's house for help, telling them he had been shot and stabbed.
Today, First Class Constable Alexander Jones, who was one of the first officers on the scene, said although Mr Williams was able to answer his questions about general information, like his name and date of birth, he refused to tell him how he had been injured.
"He told me his throat was slit but he wouldn't tell me anything else," Const. Jones told the jury.
In a statement to the court, a paramedic who treated Mr Williams at the neighbour's house claimed Mr Williams told him he had been attacked by a group of "five people around the corner".
Mr Williams rejected a suggestion from Mr Levy that before he was injured, he had asked to borrow Mr Hinchliffe's gun after calling another work colleague, known as Cody, about purchasing drugs.
In his evidence this morning, Mr Williams admitted lying to police in at least one statement after he was injured in which he claimed he had spoken to the colleague about steaks and a barbecue.
Mr Williams also denied that Mr Hinchliffe said to him "who are you going to shoot - me or Cody" before he "tapped" him on the back of the head with the gun and said "you're an idiot" when it accidentally discharged.
Mr Williams testified yesterday that he and Mr Hinchliffe had gone out earlier that night looking for bikies to give a "flogging".
He told the jury he and Mr Hinchliffe had been drinking at a friend's house in Rockingham, but his workmate's demeanour changed and he became angry after a phone call with the president of an outlaw motorcycle gang.
Mr Williams claimed Mr Hinchliffe told him he'd been called a "piece of sh**" and they went to several bars looking for club members.
When they could not find any, they returned to Mr Hinchliffe's North Yunderup home.The trial continues.
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