Kurt Bayer

Kurt Bayer is an APNZ reporter based in Christchurch.

Alleged Christchurch peeping tom charged

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An alleged peeping tom at a ladies' public toilet in Christchurch's famous Hagley Park has been charged and is due in court next month.

Glen Newell, 44, was arrested last week after allegedly being caught peeping over cubicles in North Hagley Park on Deans Ave.

He has been charged with committing an indecent act in a public place and offensive behaviour.

Today, the unemployed man of no fixed abode was granted a registrar's remand at Christchurch District Court and was remanded on bail to March 11. No pleas have been entered.

Christchurch police appealed for witnesses last Tuesday after a passerby saw a man peering over the top of male cubicles into female cubicles.

It was reported that a woman, possibly a runner or jogger, had been using the toilet and ran away in a "distressed state".

- APNZ

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