Work al­ter­ca­tion leads to court

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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.

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