20 Oct 2008

Veitch excused from court appearances in meantime

4:10 pm on 20 October 2008

Former sports broadcaster Tony Veitch has been excused from appearing in court again until his depositions hearing.

He faces facing seven charges relating to the assault of former girlfriend Kristen Dunne-Powell between 2003 and 2006.

A date for the hearing, at which it will decided if the matter proceeds to trial, will be set later this week.

Lawyer Stuart Grieve, QC, asked the judge to excuse his client from any further administrative appearances on the ground of excessive media attention.