Bail conditions have been deleted and new trial dates set for 41-year-old Queenstown bouncer Jonathan Dixon.
Dixon appeared in Invercargill District Court yesterday for a pre-trial callover on charges of causing grievous bodily harm with reckless disregard for the safety of others, assault and accessing a computer system for dishonest purposes. Judge John Macdonald remanded Dixon to November 26 for the computer charge and to February 18 for a trial for the assault matters.
A mistrial was declared in August for the assault charges but the reason was suppressed.
Dixon's lawyer John Westgate argued his strict bail conditions had become onerous and sought to delete the curfew but instead report to Queenstown police station.
Judge Macdonald agreed, telling Dixon to report to police every Friday, and he deleted conditions relating to drinking alcohol and entering licensed premises.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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