Invercargill man remanded in custody

A man charged in connection with a violent incident in the Invercargill suburb of Strathern has been remanded in custody pending a bail application.

Gregory William Claxton, 50, oyster opener, was charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and injuring with intent to injure following an incident in Nelson St on Sunday morning.

He appeared in front of Justice of the Peace Lindsay Dow in Invercargill District Court this morning.

His lawyer Jono Ross said Claxton would be defending the charges and wanted to lay charges against the two complainants.

Police opposed bail.

Mr Dow remanded Claxton in custody to be brought before a District Court judge tomorrow to consider the bail application.

The Southland Times