A man charged with assault causing bodily harm is back behind bars following a court appearance.

33 year old Kevin Michael Wiebe, of Nanaimo is facing the charges in relation to the violent assault of a woman in late December.

Following a court appearance Wiebe was remanded to custody until late next month.

In an unrelated case, 26 year old Michael William Edward Eadie, also of Nanaimo was sentenced to 715 days in jail after he held up a woman at gunpoint earlier this month.

The woman had just withdrawn some money from an ATM at the Port Place Mall.