A TAVUA man facing assault charges was denied bail by the Tavua Magistrates Court.
Viliame Nakau had his bail application rejected after the court favoured submissions by police prosecutors, stating the accused could reoffend while on bail.
Magistrate Samuela Qica said there was a likelihood of the accused committing another offence if released.
"If that was to happen then the protection of the community would be endangered and made more burdensome," he said.
"In my view, it would not be in the public interest that the accused be released on bail."