Sunshine Coast stalker given more time to prepare appeal

A CALOUNDRA convicted stalker has been granted extra time to prepare his case to appeal because he is currently in jail and has had limited access to legal documents.

David Merton George Cox was fined $2000 after a trial last year for stalking a cleaner at his apartment block.

He represented himself at Queensland Court of Appeal on Tuesday and said he wanted to fight his stalking conviction and his sentence.

He said the fine was too high and a restraining order, which also formed part of his sentence, made things "extremely difficult" at the resort complex where he lived.

The Court of Appeal granted Cox an adjournment and ordered that legal documents be sent to him if he remained in custody.

Chief Justice Catherine Holmes told Cox he also needed to inform the court registry about his situation.

"Obviously we need to get this appeal on, you need to get it on for many many reasons so you will have to do your best in your confined circumstances," she said.

Cox said he would apply for bail in the coming days.

His case before the Court of Appeal was adjourned to a date to be determined. - APN NEWSDESK


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