Christchurch landlord charged after allegedly running over his tenant

Author
Amber Allott, Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 4 Aug 2020, 2:47PM
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Christchurch landlord charged after allegedly running over his tenant

Author
Amber Allott, Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 4 Aug 2020, 2:47PM

Charges have been pressed against a Christchurch landlord who allegedly ran over his tenant.

51-year-old Anthony Robinson died after an incident on Bevington Street in Avonhead back in February.

His partner Jodie Reeves claims he was deliberately run over and killed by their landlord.

But the landlord earlier told Stuff it was a tragic accident - where he'd accidentally dragged Robinson after not realising he was holding onto his car.

The landlord had been trying to evict the pair from the property.

Police have now charged him with dangerous driving causing death.

The 54-year-old will appear in the Christchurch District Court on September 1.