Man accused of bashing tourists wants charges thrown out

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One of two men accused of bashing and robbing two French male tourists in Papamoa in July is seeking to have the charges thrown out claiming there is no evidence to convict him.

Che Bridger, 24, from Mount Maunganui, who has denied two charges of aggravated robbery, was back in Tauranga District Court yesterday for a pre-trial hearing. His lawyer, Tony Balme, told Judge Bidois the prosecution evidence was "quite inadequate".

Bridger, who remains in custody, is due back in court in February 4 for a trial callover hearing. The other man is to be sentenced next week.

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