Whitsunday MP Jason Costigan was allegedly assaulted at a Proserpine pub earlier this month. Picture: Evan Morgan
Whitsunday MP Jason Costigan was allegedly assaulted at a Proserpine pub earlier this month. Picture: Evan Morgan

NAMED: Whitsunday man fronts court over alleged MP assault

A WHITSUNDAY man has faced court for the first time after being charged with the alleged assault of Whitsunday MP Jason Costigan.

Gordon Trevor Hopes had his matter briefly mentioned at Proserpine Magistrates Court yesterday.

Mr Hopes, 57, was charged with common assault earlier this month after the alleged incident on September 18 at the Metropole Hotel in Proserpine.

The Mount Julian man had his matter adjourned during proceedings on Monday.

His next scheduled court date is October 12.