Raid cases to be heard by judge, not jury

File photo / NZH
File photo / NZH

The Court of Appeal has upheld a High Court decision to have those arrested during a series of police raids in 2007 tried by a judge, rather than a jury.

Eighteen people were charged with firearms offences following the raids, centred in eastern Bay of Plenty.

Some of those charged sought to have their cases heard by a jury but in December the High Court ruled they would be tried by a judge.

The Court of Appeal today upheld that decision, Radio New Zealand reported.

The cases are due to be heard in Auckland in May.


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