Injuries consistent with attack Greg Bird's accuser described: doctor

July 8, 2009 | The Age

The doctor who examined a woman claiming to have been assaulted by former NRL star Greg Bird has told a Sydney court the woman had a lump on her scalp and a tender sternum.

But she had no other visible injuries.

Dr Ching Khoo examined Victoria Shannon the afternoon after the alleged incident in the early hours of January 19, 2008.
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Ms Shannon, 21, accuses the one-time Cronulla Shark of swinging punches at her breasts and swearing at and insulting her at the Fusions nightclub in Cronulla.

She also alleges she was left bleeding and shaking after Bird hit her in the head with a glass drink bottle.

Bird is facing a hearing in Sutherland Local Court on five charges relating to the alleged attack.

In his evidence to the court, Dr Khoo said he was relying on notes and partial memories of the consultation.

He told the court he did not write in his notes that Ms Shannon said she was punched three or five times.

"I examined the upper sternum and it was tender," he said.

Bird's lawyer Patrick Conaghan asked the doctor if he noted a cut ear or dried blood.

Dr Khoo told the court he didn't but would have taken notes about it if Ms Shannon had mentioned such injuries.

He told the court her injuries were consistent with the attack she described.

Later on Wednesday, Bird's lawyers will show CCTV footage from the nightclub.

The hearing continues before Magistrate Jayeanne Carney.

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