15 Nov 2010

Police hunt man after trial no-show

4:17 pm on 15 November 2010

Police in Levin are hunting for a man accused of assault and kidnap offences who was due to stand trial on Monday.

Jason Damian Smith, 31, was charged after an incident in June last year.

He is Maori, solidly built and about 178 centimetres tall with short-cropped hair.

Police say he has gang affiliations and is known to travel to Wellington, Porirua and Wairarapa.