Mob member attempts court escape

Last updated 18:01 18/02/2014

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A patched Mongrel Mob bounded out of the dock, over the press bench and almost out of a court room before being tackled by police.

Travis John Rihia, 31, made a bid for freedom when he was declined bail by Judge Anne-Marie Skellern in the Hastings District Court yesterday.

An ambulance was called when Rihia couldn't get up off the floor.

A family friend told The Dominion Post he was diagnosed with Angina last week.

The gang member appeared in court charged with setting a man trap in Waipawa with the intent to injure someone.

Rihia's puffed out his tattooed cheeks when he was declined bail before leaping over a chest high plastic security shield.

Judge Skellern remanded Rihia in custody until March 24 in Waipukurau.

She then adjourned the court while Rihia was taken to hospital.

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- The Dominion Post

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