Charges denied by Loburn shooting accused

A 34-year-old man today faced two fresh charges after being arrested last month for an alleged shooting of a woman at Loburn.

Luke Adam Nickless denied all three charges at an appearance before Judge Jane Farish in the Christchurch District Court, and was remanded on bail to a Crown case review hearing on December 6.

The woman, who was allegedly shot in the leg, remains in hospital.

Police attended what they said was a family harm-related incident in Loburn, Waimakariri, about 4.45pm on September 29.

They arrested Nickless on a charge of wounding with a firearm with intent to cause grievous bodily harm. He was held in custody until he was granted bail by a district court judge on October 5.

When he appeared again today, Nickless faced charges of threatening to kill and unlawful possession of a pistol.

Police opposed bail because of the new charges, but it was granted again for the remand to December, by Judge Farish after she heard submissions by the police and defence counsel Tony Garrett.

Nickless has elected trial by jury.


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