A 29-year-old member of the 1st New Zealand SAS Regiment is
appearing at a court martial to face charges relating to the
theft of military property later offered for sale at a gun
A senior Army officer has given evidence during a pre-trial
hearing that the charges relate to several items offered to
the gun shop, Serious Shooters.
Shop staff reported the items to the Army, because they
believed they may have been Defence Force property.
The army officer said the items were then recovered by
They included weapon sights, a pistol holster, and a charging
handle for an M4 rifle.
Judge Christopher J Hodson is this morning hearing evidence
in relation to a search and seizure at the soldier's barrack
room, garage, vehicle and personal kit at Papakura Military
Once issues relating to the search and seizure have been
resolved, the court martial will begin.
The hearing at the Papakura camp is being heard by Judge
Hodson and a panel of three military members.
The identity of the accused and some witnesses are
- Heather McCracken of APNZ