Custody remand for teen accused of kidnap

January 14, 2016 | By More

Court House-general2A teenager charged with kidnapping, robbing, and assaulting a 55-year-old Christchurch man has been remanded in custody to next month.

Nineteen-year-old Shem Brokenshire, of Avonhead, was remanded without plea to February 4 when he appeared before Judge Alistair Garland in the Christchurch District Court.

Defence counsel Colin Eason said no bail application would be made until Brokenshire’s next appearance, which is set to be made by video-link from the prison.

He was one of two teenagers arrested after the incident early on Wednesday. The younger alleged offender was remanded separately.

Police alleged the pair forced the man to take his Jaguar car to two cash machines, and he then ran off when they called at a petrol station on Waimairi Road. He was treated at hospital for minor stab wounds.

The pair were arrested near Temuka when someone noticed them with the “distinctive” car which was being towed into a service station.

Brokenshire is charged with kidnapping the man, robbing him of the Jaguar and an eft-pos card while armed with a screwdriver and scissors, and assaulting him using the weapons.

He is also charged with driving while forbidden and drink-driving.

Brokenshire also faces charges of stealing alcohol from a Papanui liquor store on January 9 and intentionally damaging the shop’s door.


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