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Border shooting brother too ill for court

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The brothers were shot when police tried to intercept them at a campground on the Victoria-NSW border. Photo: Channel Nine
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One of two brothers shot by police in a stand-off near the Victorian-NSW border is too ill to face a Melbourne court after being charged with assaulting officers and ramming their car.

Joshua Clavell, 30, did not appear when his matter was briefly mentioned at Melbourne Magistrates Court on Wednesday after an Albury court approved his extradition to Victoria.

His lawyer said he was expected to remain in hospital for “a few weeks” due to the serious injuries he suffered as a result of the shooting.

There was no application for bail and the matter was adjourned until September 9 for a committal case conference.

Clavell and his 19-year-old brother Joel were shot near a Barnawartha North campground last Wednesday as local police tried to conduct a counter-terror assessment.

He was taken to Albury Hospital in NSW before being charged with offences including seven counts of assaulting police.

Clavell is also charged with intentionally exposing police to risk by driving and damaging an emergency services vehicle by reckless driving.

Joel Clavell remains under police guard in Melbourne’s Alfred hospital in a critical but stable condition.

After the shooting it was revealed the older sibling had been on a terror watch list, with a longstanding hatred of police.

Local officers had been trying to intercept the pair to assess Joshua Clavell’s threat level when both men allegedly rammed their car and lunged at police with a knife and a tomahawk.

Officers shot the 30-year-old before attempts to negotiate with his sibling were unsuccessful and he was also shot.