A man charged with the daylight bashing of a long-serving
Nelson police officer has appeared in court.
Matei Peti, 23, allegedly attacked the officer after he and a
colleague tried to stop Peti attacking a woman outside Nelson
Public Hospital late last month.
The officer, a senior constable with 40 years' experience,
required 40 stitches to his face and dental reconstruction
Peti has pleaded not guilty to charges of male assaults
female and wounding with intent to injure.
He applied for electronically-monitored bail when he appeared
in Nelson District Court today.
He was remanded in custody while the court considers the