19 Feb 2021

Red Fox trial: Suspect had been jailed before for similar crime

From Checkpoint, 5:39 pm on 19 February 2021

It has been revealed one of the men on trial over the Red Fox Tavern murder more than 30 years ago was jailed for a similar robbery several years earlier.

Forty-three-year-old father of two Chris Bush was gunned down during a robbery at the pub in Maramarua in October 1987.

Mark Hoggart and another man who cannot be named are on trial; charged with murder and aggravated robbery.

They deny any involvement and say police arrested the wrong people.

RNZ reporter Sarah Robson has been at High Court in Auckland and joins Lisa Owen with the details.