Guilty pleas over skate park assault

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

The man involved in physical altercations at an Auckland skate park has pleaded guilty to two assault charges.

Craig Platt, 48, featured in a video in March where he appeared to shoulder-barge a teenager at a skating competition at Victoria Park and then later grab a man, Leighton Dyer, around the neck.

Platt originally faced one charge over the assault of the teenage boy at the skate park on March 25, but police laid a second charge against him for assaulting Mr Dyer at the same event.

Platt appeared at Auckland District Court today where he admitted the charges.

He will be sentenced in September.

- APNZ

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