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Hastings man "wasted police time"

Thu 4 Oct 2007 In: New Zealand Daily News View at Wayback

Hawke's Bay runaway Cameron Dormer has been remanded without plea on charges of wasting police time, after his disappearance at the weekend led to a search spanning much of the North Island. His long-term partner Clinton Hughes says he's very relieved Dormer had been found, but was still unsure what was behind the disappearance: "It's so not him. And burning a car? That's stupid," he told the Dominion Post. Police officers found Dormer near a central city motor inn, after he leapt out a window and ran to a nearby school, about 6pm yesterday. He was with another man at the time. In Wellington District Court today, Judge Mike Behrens, QC, offered Dormer a short term of community work and a fine to plead guilty and get rid of the charges, but a lawyer declined on his behalf. His lawyer, Douglas Ewen, said there was a suggestion that Dormer may face more charges, and he also intended to "re-engage" with mental health services. The full Dominion Post story is on the link below.     Ref: Dominion Post (m)

Credit: News Staff

First published: Thursday, 4th October 2007 - 4:44pm

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