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Pregnant Vic woman 'threatened with knife'

AAP logoAAP 15/10/2016 Jacqueline Le

A Melbourne man says allegations he threatened to stab his pregnant girlfriend and pressured her to have an abortion are a "fantasy".

Bradley Said, 26, appeared before the Melbourne Magistrates Court on Saturday charged with 18 offences, including assault, making threats to inflict serious injury and harassing witnesses.

Police allege Said threatened his on-and-off girlfriend in person, via text messages and in an abusive phone call.

"If you don't get rid of this child, I'm telling you, I'll make sure of it, do you understand," he allegedly said in a text, Senior Constable Diane Jeffries told the court.

Police say he sent another text with the words: "if you don't abort it, I promise you, God bless".

In the phone call, which was recorded by the former partner and provided to police, Said allegedly threatened to "put a bullet between her eyes".

Said, who was arrested on Friday, said he had listened to the recording during a police interview and thought it was "muffled".

"It's all fantasy," he told the court.

"I believe that I have been backed into a corner and harassed by this person."

He also accused his former girlfriend of exaggerating.

"She has been known to dramatise and blow things up to bigger than they area," the 26-year-old said.

Snr Const Jeffries told the court Said had also threatened his girlfriend with a knife during an argument on August 19.

"He stood over her while she was on the ground," she said.

"The accused has said to her, 'If you don't get the f*** back into the car, I'm going to stab you'."

Said allegedly also told his former girlfriend, "I swear, I'm going to f*** you with a coat hanger."

Police allege this was a threat to "kill her baby in utero", with the intent of making his girlfriend fear Said would carry out the threat.

"She was petrified and in fear for herself and her unborn child," Snr Const Jeffries said.

Said was refused bail by Magistrate Robert Kumar and remanded in custody to return to court later in October.

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