Crash horseman delays plea over safety charge

DAVID CLARKSON
Last updated 11:31 10/06/2014
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RICHARD HAYDEN: Critical of media coverage of the case so far.

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A Christchurch city horseman has been granted a one-week remand on bail before entering a plea on a charge of endangering people's safety by letting his horse roam free.

Richard James Hayden, 46, was concerned about a media application to film his appearance in the Christchurch District Court today, but said he would not object to the filming if he was granted another week's remand without plea.

He was critical of media coverage of the case so far.

The case concerns police allegations that his horse was running loose on April 7 about 7.45pm when it was struck by a car on Brougham St.

The car was damaged, the driver received minor injuries, and the horse had to be put down.

Police had no objection to the further remand without plea today and Judge Stephen O'Driscoll granted the remand on bail to June 17.

He also noted Hayden's indication that there would be no objection to filming on that date.

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