Hayden remanded again

ANNE CLARKSON
Last updated 13:40 25/01/2013

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A Blenheim man has been given one final remand before he must enter pleas to charges relating to an alleged confrontation with the police.

Richard James Hayden, a 44-year-old unemployed man, has entered no pleas so far to charges of assaulting a police officer with intent to injure, assaulting an officer with intent to obstruct them in the execution of their duty, disorderly behaviour, and breach of a public liquor ban.

Police alleged that Hayden had been intoxicated and had head-butted one of the police officers who approached him in the Blenheim incident, causing a nose bleed.

The charges arise from an incident shortly before Christmas.

Hayden appeared in the court at Blenheim and was remanded in custody to Christchurch to make a bail application on Christmas Eve.

He was eventually bailed to an address in Christchurch with a condition to stay away from Blenheim.

He appeared again before Judge Paul Kellar in the Christchurch District Court session at the Nga Hau e Wha marae in Aranui today, and was further remanded on bail to appear at the marae on February 8.

Judge Kellar told him it was the last time a remand would be granted without him entering pleas to the charges.

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