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Man gets bailed to complainant's address

Tommy Flavill

Granted bail on the condition he had no contact with a specific person. The man was then sent to the address where the person lives.

Matthew Jack Stott was arrested on August 3 and charged with assault on a person in a family relationship and threatening to kill.

He was granted bail on the conditions he had no contact with the person he allegedly assaulted and threatened.

When police visited Stott at the Christchurch address to which he was bailed, the complainant in the case answered the door in a dressing gown. 

Stott was arrested for breaching bail conditions.

It appears Stott's bail application was accepted because it was not known the complainant was living at the address.

Stott has now been granted bail to an address in Ashburton.

He will next appear in the Christchurch District Court on August 21.