Titford to appeal conviction

Last updated 18:47 20/12/2013

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Former Far North mayoral candidate Allan Titford will appeal his conviction and sentence for crimes including rape and arson, Radio New Zealand reports.

Titford was jailed for 24 years in November after being found guilty on 39 charges.

The charges included assault on a woman and children, sexual violation, arson, using a document with intention to defraud, threatening to kill, assault with a weapon, perjury, attempting to pervert justice and discharging a firearm.

His ex-wife, Susan Cochrane, waived automatic name suppression, which would have also suppressed Titford's identity, to ensure his crimes were known.

She said she had suffered 22 years of torment at the hands of Titford.

Titford fought a bitter dispute with the Waitangi Tribunal over his farmland during the 1980s and 1990s and was an anti-Treaty of Waitangi campaigner.

The Crown Law Office confirmed to Radio New Zealand Titford had filed a notice of appeal and said a court date would be set in the new year.


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