17 Oct 2011

Bouncer's hearing over Tindall footage adjourned

9:03 pm on 17 October 2011

A Queenstown bouncer charged with stealing video footage of England rugby captain Mike Tindall cavorting with a woman in a bar has been further remanded.

The closed circuit TV images of Tindall, who was in New Zealand for the Rugby World Cup, were published on the internet.

The lawyer acting for Jonathan Dixon told Judge Kevin Phillips in the Queenstown District Court he was only appointed by Legal Aid on Friday and needed more time before a status hearing could take place.

Judge Phillips was not happy at having to adjourn the hearing on Monday, saying the saga had gone on long enough.

The judge also declined media requests to video and record the proceedings, which Mr Dixon's lawyer said may prejudice his trial.

Judge Phillips suggested it was ironic that Mr Dixon should now shun the media when he had courted their attention during the past few weeks.

Mr Dixon is to reappear on 14 November.