Custody remands after police raid, arrests

A man whose Spencerville property was the target of a police search on Thursday was remanded in custody on two charges, at a special court sitting in the Christchurch District Court today.

The 55-year-old man, who was granted name suppression, entered no pleas to charges of unlawful possession of a restricted weapon – a taser – and equipment for cultivating cannabis.

Judge Stephen O’Driscoll considered the bail application by defence counsel Linda Drummond, and the police opposition, and decided to remand the man in custody to April 15.

Reporting of bail hearings is restricted under the Bail Act and only a few details are able to be published.

No bail was sought for a Hoon Hay 22-year-old charged with possessing the objectionable live-streamed video of the mosque shootings on the day of the terror attack, and in the 13 days afterwards.

He was granted interim suppression and remanded in custody to appear by video-link from the prison on April 15.

An 18-year-old from Rolleston was remanded in custody to April 15 after the judge declined bail on charges of possession of the objectionable mosque shootings video, and inciting violence with threatening behaviour. He was granted name suppression.