Man who threatened WINZ staff wants to meet victims

Mitchell Moulton, 32, appeared at Christchurch District Court today.
Mitchell Moulton, 32, appeared at Christchurch District Court today.

A Christchurch man who tried enter a Work and Income office with a gun and threatened to kill staff wants to meet his victims.

Mitchell Moulton, 32, appeared at Christchurch District Court today.

He pleaded guilty to threatening to kill, possessing a pistol and discharging it in public, driving while disqualified and possessing cannabis.

Defence counsel Donald Matthews told the court that the Work and Income regional commissioner and Moulton had expressed a desire to meet but scheduling arrangements have delayed a meeting.

Moulton's offending happened last October outside the Winz offices in Linwood.

He has been remanded in custody.

A 50-year-old man allegedly threatened staff at the same office last week.

Moulton will be sentenced on May 4.

- NZME.

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