Name suppression for man accused of serious assault

A Queenstown man charged with a serious assault at a CBD bar last weekend cannot be named.

The 38-year-old defendant was granted interim name suppression when he appeared in the Queenstown District Court today.

The defendant was arrested following an incident at The World Bar, in Church St, about 12.50am on June 12.

He was charged with injuring by unlawful act, which carries a maximum sentence of three years’ prison.

The victim, who was unconscious when police and St John paramedics arrived, was flown to Christchurch Hospital with serious injuries.

He remains in hospital in a serious but stable condition.

Judge Catriona Doyle remanded the defendant on bail until his next appearance on July 18, when he is expected to enter a plea.

- By Guy Williams, PIJF court reporter



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