An arrest warrant has been issued for a man said to be a senior Head Hunters gang figure after he failed to appear at the Christchurch District Court today.
Lyndon Vaughan Richardson, 43, was listed for a remand appearance at court on a charge of receiving stolen travel vouchers.
He had been arrested after a police raid on the gang’s Christchurch headquarters in Sockburn on July 21.
His case was listed for July 27, when he was granted a registrar’s remand on bail, without plea, to today.
When he had failed to check in for an appearance at the court by midday today, court staff issued the warrant for his arrest.