A man who believed Tasmania Police were committing "acts of terrorism" against him threw acid on four officers who attended his property during an alleged domestic abuse incident, a court has heard. Daniel Victor Gandini is on trial in the Supreme Court in Burnie having pleaded not guilty to three counts of assault allegedly committed against his wife, and four counts of committing unlawful acts intended to cause bodily harm against Tasmania Police officers. The accused is representing himself during the trial, but due to legislation protecting alleged victims of family violence he is unable to personally cross-examine his wife, and is being assisted by Legal Aid lawyer Kirsten Abercromby. IN OTHER NEWS: Grounded Rex flights cause angst in remote community He has also asked to not be referred to as Mr Gandini during the trial, but Daniel Victor of the family Gandini, or simply "the accused". Crown prosecutor Peter Sherriff told the jury during opening statements on Monday that the trial revolved around two days in July 2021, when the accused allegedly assaulted his wife by pushing her, grabbing her by the head and squeezing and throwing a glass of water on her. On the morning of July 8, 2021, after an argument with the defendant the woman left the house with their two children and called triple zero, and police officers arrived shortly after. Mr Sherriff said after a period of time police attempted to breach the front door of the house, and when the door opened Mr Gandini splashed some sort of acid on them, which began to corrode their clothing. In opening statements, the accused said the events of July 2021 came about after he had endured a "history of attacks from Tasmania Police", and questioned the authority of police constables, which he said related to powers granted by a medieval English king. "I've had a long battle with Tasmania Police and had a large number of terrorist attacks committed upon me," he told the jury. IN OTHER NEWS: Toy guns to be considered the same as firearms when used in crimes Giving evidence on Monday, Mr Gandini's wife said he had weapons in the house including a "Rambo" knife and that he had threatened to blow up the house if police attended. The woman denied a number of accusations that she was the abusive, controlling partner in the marriage. "I never harmed him," she said. The trial continues.