A former cricket star is seeking to have his assault and intimidation charges withdrawn after he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, a court has heard.
Michael Slater, 52, beamed into Manly Local Court on Wednesday morning after being charged with two counts of assaulting a 36-year-old patient at the Northern Beaches Hospital in July.
The former Test opening batsman is also accused of intimidating the hospital patient.
Two months later, court documents show he allegedly breached a restraining order imposed to protect a woman living in Freshwater. He is charged with using a carriage service with intent to intimidate.
The court heard he contacted the woman with more than 100 messages, emails and calls when he had been directed not to communicate with…