Brotherston son hasn’t applied for bail hearing

Gregory Brotherston has not applied for a bail hearing, the Crown said Thursday as the Langford man appeared by video in Western Communities provincial court.

Brotherston is charged with aggravated assault, robbery and breaking into a house on Sooke Road to commit an assault in the early morning of Feb. 9.

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The son of former Highlands councillors Ken and Marie Brotherston is in custody at the Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre.

Criminal defence lawyer Dale Marshall told the court he has received 500 pages of disclosure from the Crown. He asked for the case to be adjourned until April 11.

Brotherston is prohibited from having contact with his co-accused Justin Harrison and two others.

Last month, Sooke RCMP Staff Sgt. Jeff McArthur said police responded to a home invasion in which a man was severely beaten by two men. The victim had serious injuries to his face and head. He was taken to hospital, treated and released, and is recovering from his injuries at home.

Brotherston was arrested on Feb. 11 by Sooke RCMP with the assistance of West Shore RCMP.

The RCMP want to talk to anyone who saw two people in a vehicle in the area near Edward Milne Community School between 1:30 a.m. and 2 a.m. on Feb. 9.

McArthur did not want to comment on whether the injured man knew his attackers or whether a weapon was involved. He also did not comment on a possible motive.

ldickson@timescolonist.com

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