Christchurch terror attacks: Brenton Tarrant's case back in court today

12:01 pm on 24 February 2020

The case of the man accused of the Christchurch mosque attacks was back in court today.

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Photo: RNZ / Simon Rogers

Brenton Tarrant faces 51 charges of murder, 40 of attempted murder and one under the Terrorism Suppression Act.

He pleaded not guilty to all charges and his trial is due to start in June.

The nature of today's pre-trial application in the High Court at Christchurch and the outcome is currently suppressed by Justice Mander.

Unlike many of his previous hearings, the accused man was not in court, either in person or via audio visual link, something he requested himself.

About 30 members of the Muslim community watched from the public gallery, a much smaller number than at previous hearings.