Kyle and Jackie O’s boss faces assault charges after allegedly punching a man in the face and then beating him with a knife sharpener
- Radio driver charged with alleged assault
- He oversees the Kyle & Jackie O Show
A top radio executive who oversees the popular Kyle & Jackie O Show has been arrested and charged with alleged assault.
Duncan John Campbell, 59, a director of The Australian Radio Network (ARN), has pleaded not guilty to punching a man in the face and then beating him with a knife sharpener.
Campbell was one of more than 600 people targeted in Operation Amarok II – a major NSW police operation involving alleged domestic violence offenders across the state.
The radio boss faces two charges of common assault, being armed with intent to commit a crime and damaging property.
Duncan John Campbell, 59, a director of The Australian Radio Network, has been arrested for alleged assault
Campbell (far right) oversees the well-known KIIS FM radio show hosted by Kyle Sandilands (second from right) and Jackie O (second from left)
He was granted bail in Sydney’s Downing Center local court on Wednesday and will be heard by the NSW local court on November 30.
The Australian Radio Network owns some of Australia’s most popular radio stations, including Kyle Sandilands’ KIIS FM and WSFM.
On contact, an ARN spokeswoman said The Daily Telegraph: ‘This is a private matter and we will not comment’.
Police believe a series of ongoing problems between the two men led to the attack.
Campbell’s arrest is part of a statewide crackdown on alleged domestic violence offenders across NSW
Officers were told the pair had visited a mutual friend’s house to try to work through their issues, before returning to Campbell’s apartment where the alleged attack took place.
Police allege Campbell used an eight-inch knife sharpener to attack the man, beating him “across his back, hands and right leg.”
The alleged victim, 32, went to hospital a few days later, after which the police were called and an investigation was subsequently launched.
It is clear that Campbell was one of 644 people arrested in four days between April 19 and April 22.