A Queenstown labourer has been charged with wounding with
intent to injure in relation to an assault that left a
holiday-maker needing reconstructive surgery.
Samuel James Corson (21) was arrested by police on Friday.
Aucklander Mike Knight (37) was attacked in Queenstown's
Skybar nightspot two months ago. He suffered a shattered
cheekbone and eye socket, a broken nose, damaged eye and
major nerve damage after being kneed or kicked in the face by
an unknown man.
The father-of-two needed two plates inserted in his face
after the incident at the Camp St bar at 2.45am on Saturday,
Corson, of Sunshine Bay, Fernhill, Queenstown, had his case
adjourned by a court registrar in Queenstown yesterday until
Monday, October 7.
He was not required to enter a plea at this stage and was
bailed with conditions.