Former Home and Away star faces court over alleged hammer attack

A former Home and Away actor has faced court over a slew of violent matters including an alleged hammer attack.

Child star Felix Dean, 24 – known for playing the role of “VJ” on the beloved Channel 7 show between 2007 and 2014 – is yet to enter pleas over the alleged violent assault of a Surry Hills tobacconist in October.

His lawyer told Central Local Court on Tuesday he had seen the CCTV footage from the incident and hoped to finalise the matter in the coming weeks.

Dean, with addresses listed in Redfern and Erskineville, also faced court for two other violent incidents.

Former Home and Away star faces court over alleged hammer attack

Camera IconFelix Dean as “VJ” Patterson in Home And Away. Credit: Supplied

On September 18 this year, police allege Dean assaulted a police officer in the execution of his duty in Paddington, during which time he was also failing to comply with Covid-19 directions.

He has not yet entered pleas to this matter.

He is also charged with destroying the residential window of a man in Newtown on January 6 this year, and then assaulting a different man intending to rob him on the same night, for which he earlier entered pleas of guilty.

In relation to the latest incident on October 11, police allege Dean walked into the TSG Tobacconist on Elizabeth St about 11pm with a 30cm long hammer in hand and assaulted a male employee of the store.

Court documents allege he was armed with the silver hammer with the intention of assaulting and intimidating the employee.

The employee suffered minor head injuries and was treated at the scene by paramedics.

Former Home and Away star faces court over alleged hammer attack

Camera IconThe former Home and Away star has been accused of carrying out a violent hammer attack. Credit: Supplied

He is also charged with common assault related to another man during the same time period.

Police also allege he stole a grey iPhone from the tobacconist

For the incident, he was charged with affray, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, two counts of common assault, shoplifting, armed with intent to commit an indictable offence and breach of bail.

“He’s got a lot of matters, doesn’t he?” Magistrate Margaret Quinn remarked after his matters were read out in court.

“VJ” was the TV son of show staple Ada Nicodemou.

He will return to court on December 22.

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