Bail refused for police bashing accused

Police car-Sept2013-01The man arrested on assault charges after an incident at a six-year-old’s birthday party in Carnarvon Street in Linwood appeared in the Christchurch District Court today.

Perenura Hurinui, a 19-year-old gib stopper from Aranui, has been charged with assault with intent to injure, assaulting a police officer, and behaving in a disorderly manner likely to cause violence against persons to continue.

He was one of eight people arrested after the brawl with police and a police dog where one of the officers was knocked out, and received injuries to his head and face.

Two other officers sustained head injuries and lacerations, and it is alleged that Hurinui attempted to strangle a police dog.

Hurinui was treated for a dog bite at the police station.

Defence counsel Kiran Paima applied for bail, but all details of his application were suppressed by Judge David Saunders.

Hurinui’s bail application was refused and he was remanded in custody to appear again on December 22.

Judge Saunders said bail could be reconsidered on that date.



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