17 Jul 2014

Bouncer's conviction quashed, replaced

3:38 pm on 17 July 2014

The Queenstown bouncer who tried to sell CCTV footage of former England rugby captain Mike Tindall has had his conviction quashed and replaced with another.

Jonathan Dixon was sentenced to four months' community detention and 300 hours' community service in August last year for dishonestly obtaining property.

Dixon took the case to the Court of Appeal, where he argued he could not have dishonesty obtained property because under the Crimes Act video footage is not classed as property.

The court agreed but said Dixon was charged under the wrong part of the Act.

It quashed that conviction and replaced it with another, relating to a different part of the Act, for accessing the footage on a computer to obtain a benefit.

He has been ordered to resume his community detention sentence and community work on 21 July.