Four men reportedly caught on CCTV during a group machete attack on a lone victim had their time in Magistrates' Court this week.

Senior Crown Counsel Carrington Mahoney said in court that surveillance cameras in Hamilton showed the attack as it happened, and led to the arrests of the four and the recovery of a machete.

Jahki Dillas, 21, of the Railway Trail, Southampton; Dejean Clinard Smith, 23, of Westering Lane, Warwick; Quan-Marley Lowe, 20, of Sunnyside Park, Southampton; and Maurico Mario Atkins, 20, of Scenic Heights, Southampton were all charged on Wednesday with unlawfully wounding the victim, Jahdel Rogers, with intent to do him grievous bodily harm last Sunday evening at the junction of Reid and Burnaby Streets.

Mr. Dillas was additionally charged with having a bladed article in public, as he was the one apparently carrying the weapon.

The prosecutor objected to bail for the four, arguing the strength of the Crown's case based on the CCTV footage, the immediate arrests of the four, the recovery of the alleged weapon.

For Mr. Lowe, defence council Shadé Subair pleaded for bail with restrictive conditions - but to no avail.

Senior Magistrate Archibald Warner remanded the four in custody until March 28.

Mr. Dillas, in a separate case, pleaded not guilty to obstructing police sergeant Andrew Hayward in Pembroke on Feb. 12 and using offensive words in public at Reid Street.

He's alleged to have said: "You cops are f***ing with young black boys."

Mr. Warner scheduled a trial for Apr. 26 and remanded Mr. Dillas in custody.