'Unprovoked' headbut inappropriate

Last updated 08:00 28/01/2013

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A man who headbutted a person twice accepted his actions were entirely inappropriate, the Invercargill District Court was told last week.

Hamish Colin Middleton, 24, of Browns, appeared before Judge Kevin Phillips yesterday for assaulting a man at Winton on October 14.

The court was told Middleton approached a man and headbutted him twice before leaving. The victim received a bleeding nose.

Middleton's lawyer, Richard Smith, said he had accepted his actions were entirely inappropriate.

Judge Phillips said the assault was "totally unprovoked."

Assault

Allyn Thomas Blee, 60, was ordered to come up for sentence if called on within nine months for assault on October 27.

The court was told he threw dog food at a woman and slapped her once in the face.

Reuben Murray Henriksen, 32, builder, was ordered to come up for sentence if called on within nine months for assault on October 25. Used a document

Nicol Jayden McMurdo, 18, was sentenced to three months jail for dishonestly using a document, namely an eftpos card, with intent to obtain property, breaching intensive supervision on December 31 and January 5, unlawfully taking a vehicle on December 29, driving while disqualified and being found unlawfully in an enclosed yard.

Fish & Game

Tariki James Griffiths, 29, water proofer, was fined $750 for fishing without a licence and knowingly giving a Fish & Game ranger false or misleading particulars on February 4 at Manapouri. He was convicted and discharged for giving a ranger a false name and place of residence. Gordon Bruce Leitch, trades assistant, 47, was fined $600 for fishing without a licence on December 27, 2011.

Lawrence Peter Craw, 31, diesel mechanic, was fined $600 for fishing without a licence on May 3.

Peter Trevor Craw, 59, diesel mechanic, was fined $600 for fishing without a licence on May 3.

Ross Alan Homer, 27, concrete pumper, was fined $1400 for hunting game without a licence and possessing 12-gauge cartridges containing lead shot while hunting or killing waterfowl within 200 metres of open water on May 5.

Nathan Lee Owen-Cooper, 33, truck driver, was fined $1200 for hunting game without a licence and possessing 12-gauge cartridges containing lead shot while hunting or killing waterfowl within 200m of open water on May 5.

Driving

Mathew Charles Cockery, 17, farm worker, of Oreti Plains, was sentenced to 70 hours community work for driving while disqualified at Winton on September 23.

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- The Southland Times

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