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My Decision Not To Contact Police Says Donnelly


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21 September 2002

MY DECISION NOT TO CONTACT POLICE SAYS DONNELLY

NZ First MP Brian Donnelly says that it was his decision not to immediately call the police following the fracas in Wellington on Thursday morning.

"When I heard the restaurant manager ask if we wanted to call the police I was just getting off the ground. I made sure no major damage had been done and all I wanted to do was go home. My decision not to call the police was made there and then.

“I had just been punched in the face, kicked in the head and was dazed. All I could think of was that irrespective of the rights and wrongs of the case, a “no-win” situation had been created.

“This weekend I will talk to the police and discuss laying charges over the incident,” said Mr Donnelly.


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