Youth again denied bail of mosque video charge

Bail has again been refused for the youngest person being held in custody on a charge relating to the mosque shooting video.

The 16-year-old has been held in custody since his arrest in March on a charge of distributing the video which had been streamed live online of the Christchurch shootings in which 51 people were killed.

The teenager had earlier been refused bail and his application was reconsidered in the Youth Court today before Judge Brian Callaghan.

Submissions were heard from youth advocate Anselm Williams and Crown prosecutor Pip Currie.

The hearing was subject to reporting restrictions under the Youth Court legislation and the Bail Act.

Judge Callaghan said all submissions were suppressed, and the reasons for his decision.

The youth denies the charge of distributing an objectionable publication.

Judge Callaghan remanded him in custody for a status hearing on May 21.