Man found guilty on one assault charge

Last updated 05:00 22/02/2014

Relevant offers

A Southland man has been cleared on two of three charges he faced in the Invercargill District Court.

Vinny Vinesh Kumar Ram, 51, was charged with unlawfully detaining a woman, assaulting her and assaulting her with intent to injure on July 16.

His jury trial started on Wednesday, with the jury returning its verdicts yesterday afternoon.

The jury acquitted Ram on the unlawfully detaining and assault with intent to injure charges but found him guilty on the male assaults female charge.

The Crown had alleged Ram punched the woman, prevented her from leaving his house and grabbed her by the neck twice, however the defence maintained he had not detained her, and any contact had either been accidental or in self defence.

Judge Michael Turner remanded Ram on bail to April 3 for sentence.

Ad Feedback

- The Southland Times

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content

Social Media
The Southland Times on Facebook

Subscribe to a digital replica of The Southland Times.

Digital edition

Subscribe to a digital replica of The Southland Times.

Click here to read our free community newspapers from around the region.

Community newspapers

Click here to read our free community newspapers from around the region online.

Southland Times subscriber news and information.

Subscriber services

Southland Times subscriber news and information.

Click here for information about advertising with The Southland Times.

Advertise

Click here for information about advertising with The Southland Times.