Accused crossbow attacker denied bail

A man accused of attacking another with a crossbow and an axe has been denied bail after appearing in court on the NSW central coast.

The 49-year-old did not apply for bail when he appeared in Gosford Local Court on Wednesday on charges including causing grievous bodily harm to a person with intent to murder.

Bail was formally denied by magistrate Alan Railton.

It is alleged the man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, shot a crossbow at a 56-year-old as he stood in his driveway at Somersby, north-west of Gosford, on Tuesday afternoon.

The victim escaped injury after the bolt hit the laptop he was holding.

His alleged attacker then ran at him, striking him in the head with an axe, police said.

The 49-year-old was later arrested.

He is due to appear before Gosford Local Court via audio visual link in September.