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Dotcom claims he was punched during raid

Kim Dotcom. Photo / Brett Phibbs
Kim Dotcom. Photo / Brett Phibbs

Kim Dotcom has told a court he was punched and kicked to the ground by members of the police special tactics group during the raid on his house.

Footage of the raid is to be shown during a three-day hearing at the High Court at Auckland into the finding that invalid search warrants were used.

The Crown, which has said it will appeal against the finding, has asked the court to suppress the footage to protect the identities of the special tactics group members and their methods.

Members of the group will be giving evidence during the hearing, which began this morning.

Dotcom, asked about the raid's impact on him, said: "Our beautiful home was turned into a haunted house."

He said the impact on the family continued for seven months after the raid, which occurred early one Friday morning in January.

- NZ Herald

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