Assaults on baby alleged

August 30, 2016 | By More

Court House-entranceA 35-year-old North Canterbury man appeared in court today on violence charges including assaults on a 14-week-old baby.

Christchurch District Court Judge Tony Couch granted the man interim name suppression until his next appearance on September 14.

The police charging documents allege that in November 2015 he caused grievous bodily harm to the baby, and assaulted the baby.

Other charges allege assaults on a woman, and breaches of a protection order by phone calls and texts.

Defence counsel April Kelland asked the judge for the name suppression, and said he had applied for legal aid. She said pleas would be entered at his next appearance, and the interim name suppression order would have to be re-argued.

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