A man arrested when on the run from police has failed in his attempt to be released on bail.
Matthew Joao Edwards, arrested in Wanganui this week, has yet to plead to a raft of charges, some stretching back to before he went on the run.
In the New Plymouth District Court yesterday Edwards' lawyer, Jo Woodcock, said Edwards did not appear in court on November 27 because his baby was sick in hospital with bronchitis.
Edwards apologised for not showing up in court. He had not wanted it to end like this, she said.
Edwards' charges include wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, aggravated burglary and injuring with intent along with a raft of burglaries, thefts of motor vehicles and failing to stop for police.
Judge Allan Roberts declined to allow Edwards out on bail, saying his main concern was that Edwards would continue to offend.
Edwards was remanded in custody until January 16.
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