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Man admits challenging police

Last updated 11:00 07/05/2013

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Two members of a group with Mongrel Mob connections arrested after a domestic incident in Blenheim on Thursday appeared in court yesterday.

Police arrested three patched Mongrel Mob members and a Mob associate after being called to reports of a woman screaming at a Herbert St house.

Constable Andrew Holdaway said three men and a woman were arrested for obstructing police as they tried to enter the house and another man was arrested inside the house.

In the Blenheim District Court yesterday, Phillip Edwards, 41, unemployed of Mayfield, admitted disorderly behaviour likely to cause violence and was sentenced to 50 hours' community work.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Mark Harris said Edwards became abusive towards police who were searching his house during the incident and when he was told to calm down he walked towards police behaving aggressively and challenged them to shoot him.

Representing himself, Edwards told Judge Russell the officers were arresting his son and he was trying to stand up for him. Caregiver Jacqueline Isaac, 49, from Mayfield, denied a charge of obstructing police and was remanded to June 25.

Angus Hendrix Ngarangione and Saxon Dio Edwards, both from Mayfield, were charged on Friday in relation to the incident and remanded to appear again on May 13.

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