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‘No option’ but to remand case

December 15, 2014

Prosecutor Craig Power said there had been attempts made by the police in the past week or so for the complainant to be spoken to and for her to see a clinical psychologist in Dunedin.

“It seems she doesn’t want to provide one [a detailed victim impact statement].”

Judge Phillips said he intended to “follow the law”.

“This matter won’t be rushed. I do not accept any argument it’s just a rubber stamp or there can be immediate inquiries made and answers given [today].

“If restorative justice is appropriate, then it takes place. That’s what the law says.”

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