13 Feb 2012

Bouncer further remanded on assault charge

8:59 pm on 13 February 2012

A Queenstown bouncer accused of stealing security camera footage of former England rugby captain Mike Tindall has been further remanded on a separate assault charge.

Jonathan Dixon is charged with two counts of assault which left Queenstown bar manager Jordan Sinke with brain injuries in January this year.

Police say Mr Sinke, 26, was struck and left unconscious after an altercation in a bar.

Mr Dixon appeared in Queenstown District Court on Monday and was further remanded without plea for a post committal conference on 27 March.

Mr Dixon has indicated he will plead not guilty. His bail conditions, which include a curfew and not being allowed on licensed premises, remain.

Jordan Sinke is recovering from brain surgery and his father, Richard Sinke, says he is improving.

Jonathan Dixon is also due to appear again in the district court on Friday for a post committal conference on the charge of stealing CCTV footage.

Mike Tindall - who is married to the Queen's granddaughter Zara Phillips - was in Queenstown with other members of the England side during the Rugby World Cup in September last year.

Mr Dixon was the doorman at the bar where the incident occurred.