Guilty verdict in assault case

Last updated 12:43 19/10/2012

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A New Plymouth jury has found  Robert Douglas Clement, 47, guilty of a brutal assault in Eltham more than two years ago.


After 2 1/2 hours deliberation this afternoon, the jury returned a unanimous verdict finding Clement wounded Michael John Hardgrave with intent, causing him grievous bodily harm after attacking him outside the Central Tavern on Easter Monday 2010.


A second man, Noel Lee Bland, received a six-year prison sentence after he was found guilty of the same offence at a trial in June last year.


Police say after evidence heard at trial, they will now look into the involvement of a third man, former All Black Bryce Robins.


Robins was the proprietor of the pub at the time but is now believed to live in Australia.

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