Following the intimidation of a juror in the trail of three men accused of beating and robbing a Canadian tourist, Wellington Police will be investigating the matter thoroughly.
"Any attempt to influence the justice process including intimidation of jurors to force them to change their verdict is an attack on the justice system," says Wellington Detective Inspector Shane Cotter.
"We regard the intimidation as a very serious offence."
Because an investigation is underway, Police will not be commenting further. Police also do not comment on security matters.
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Toni Barlow, Wellington Police Acting Communications Manager, Tel: 0274 373 020