New charge for skate park accused

By Edward Gay

Craig Platt. Photo / Brett Phibbs
Craig Platt. Photo / Brett Phibbs

A man accused of shoulder-barging a teenager at an Auckland skate park faces a fresh charge of assault.

Craig Platt made a brief appearance at Auckland District Court this morning where he had already faced a charge of assault.

Police have now charged the 48-year-old with a second count of assault.

Platt has applied for diversion.

An incident at an event at Victoria Park took place last month. A video that appears to show Platt shoulder-barge a teenager off his skateboard and then later grab a man who protested his actions around the neck was posted on the internet.

Platt was today remanded at large and will reappear in court next month.

- APNZ

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