Alleged vax pass offender named

The man who allegedly locked himself in a Dunedin pub toilet because he had no Covid-19 vaccine pass can be named.

Tyler Daisley (46), of Dunedin, appeared in the Dunedin District Court yesterday on seven charges.

Police were called to The Bog in George St at 8.35pm on December 6 after bar staff reported Daisley had no Covid-19 vaccine pass and would not leave.

Daisley allegedly locked himself in the toilet and came out with a knife, before smashing a window.

Police allege an officer involved in the arrest received a suspected broken hand as Daisley was arrested.

In court yesterday, Daisley pleaded not guilty to charges of threatening to kill, aggravated assault, indecent assault, common assault, possessing a knife and possessing cannabis.

He pleaded guilty to smashing a window with his hand.

Defence counsel Andrew Dawson submitted that interim name suppression was no longer sought.

The defendant elected trial by jury and will reappear in court on March 11 next year.

 - Tina Grumball



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