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    The man who knocked a Rotorua teacher unconscious has been arrested after being on the run for three months

    The man who knocked a Rotorua teacher unconscious has been arrested after being on the run for three months


    Police say 18-year-old Sheldon Tawhiti-Ormsby handed himself in last Sunday.

    He pleaded guilty in the Rotorua District Court in March to assaulting Rotorua Intermediate School teacher Alasdair Hay at school pick-up in February.

    He admitted to punching Hay in the face, knocking him to the ground and causing him to sprain his ankle.

    Tawhiti-Ormsby failed to show in court for sentencing in May and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

    He's due in court next Wednesday.

    © 2020 Newstalk ZB, NZCity


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