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29 Oct 2020 15:22
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  •   Home > News > Law and Order

    A man who allegedly fled a fourth-floor MIQ through a window and down knotted sheets has been granted name suppression at the Auckland District Court

    A man who allegedly fled a fourth-floor MIQ through a window and down knotted sheets has been granted name suppression at the Auckland District Court


    The 36-year-old's charged with failing to stay in his room for a required period under the Covid-19 Public Health Response Act.

    He flew in from Australia on a deportation flight and tested negative on day three.

    Defence lawyer Maxine Pitch applied for suppression on the grounds of preserving fair trial rights and to prevent endangering him, noting "tempers are high" during the pandemic.

    He will next appear at the district court in mid-October.

    © 2020 Newstalk ZB, NZCity


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