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Last updated 09:52 14/02/2014
Christopher Allan Esmy Quinton
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WANTED BY POLICE: Ashburton Police are seeking information from the public to help locate Christopher Allan Esmy Quinton.

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Police are seeking information from the public about an Ashburton man with a history of domestic violence who is evading arrest.

Christopher Allan Esmy Quinton is wanted for arrest for assaulting three children, Ashburton Detective Leigh Jenkins said. 

''There's a myriad of other charges... and ongoing domestic violence issues.'' 

Jenkins said Quinton had breached the conditions of protection and restraining orders and more charges were pending.

In 2008, Quinton, then 35, was given a 14-month jail term for assaulting his ex-partner.

The Christchurch District Court heard that he went to the ex-partner's home and slapped her three times before she shut herself in the toilet for protection. He forced his way in and then punched her in the face.

In 2010, a Timaru District Court found him not guilty on eight charges - assault, assaulting a female (three charges), threatening grievous bodily harm (two charges), assault with intent to injure, and perverting the course of justice, that were alleged to have happened in April 2009. 

Quinton has a significant criminal record, including 18 offences involving violence or aggression, a number of them involving women, and four involving weapons.Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact Ashburton Police on 03 307 8416.

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