Work altercation leads to court
A Camborne manager who allegedly beat up a colleague will be allowed to work alongside him.
Karl Peter Ramaekers, 29, had an altercation with his workmate at 7am on August 17, police prosecutor Karen Vaughan told Porirua District Court last Tuesday.
He did not enter a plea last week, but will do so at a case review on October 9.
Ramaekers was not scheduled to work on August 17, but turned up and accused the complainant, Ryan Urwin, of slashing his car tyres, Ms Vaughan said.
Ramaekers began punching him. Mr Urwin tried to deflect the blows with his arms, but still suffered a bruised right eye and cuts to his lips and gums, she said.
Ramaekers’ lawyer, Megan Boyd, said he had been drinking the night before.
He has no violent offending in his history, Ms Boyd told Judge John Walker.
Ramaekers had been suspended from work since the attack, Ms Boyd said.
Their employer was keen for them to have a restorative justice conference, she said.
Judge Walker scheduled a conference for September 10.
Ramaekers was bailed until then, on the condition he only contacted Mr Urwin at work.