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Queensland stab murder case adjourned

AAP logoAAP 26/08/2016

The case against the man charged over a brutal stabbing in north Queensland has been adjourned until October.

Frenchman Smail Ayad, 29, did not appear when his case was mentioned due to the safety concerns of police after he assaulted 12 officers while in custody.

It's alleged he stabbed British backpacker Mia Ayliffe-Chung at a Home Hill hostel on Tuesday and injured two other men, including British man Tom Jackson who is in a critical condition in Townsville Hospital after coming to Ms Ayliffe-Chung's said.

His case was adjourned to October 28 and no details of the case were read to court.

Ayad's lawyer Helen Armitage did not speak to media following the court mention.

The French national is facing one count of murder, two counts of attempted murder, 12 counts of assault, plus one count of animal cruelty for allegedly stabbing a dog.

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