Man, 57, accused of false crisis call

A 57-year-old Masterton man appeared in Masterton District Court accused of using a telephone to make a fictitious call to emergency services.
A 57-year-old Masterton man appeared in Masterton District Court accused of using a telephone to make a fictitious call to emergency services.

A 57-year-old Masterton man has appeared in court accused of using a telephone to make a fictitious call to emergency services.

The man, who has been granted interim name suppression, appeared before Justice of the Peace Peter Debney.

Police prosecutor Garry Wilson opposed name suppression when the defendant appeared before the registrar in Masterton District Court earlier on Monday. It is alleged the man rang the ambulance service on February 24, saying he was having a heart attack when he was not.

Mr Debney allowed the man interim suppression of his name and details surrounding the reason.

The man was remanded on bail with a condition he not have access to a telephone.

He is due back in court on March 3 to plead to the charge.

Meanwhile, a Carterton man who allegedly assaulted a woman outside the courthouse has appeared in court.

Ronald Charles Peacock, 42, entered no plea to a charge of male assaults female when he appeared before the registrar in Masterton District Court earlier this week.

It is alleged he assaulted the woman on February 19. Peacock was remanded on bail and is due back in court on April 3 to plead to the charge.

- Wairarapa Times-Age

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