NOT GUILTY: Queenstown bouncer beats assault rap

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Infamous Queenstown bouncer Jonathan Dixon has been found not guilty of a serious assault charge.

Dixon, 42, on trial in Invercargill District Court, had denied a charge of causing grievous bodily harm with reckless disregard. It was laid after an incident in a bar on January 21 last year which left then-Queenstown bar manager Jordan Sinke in an induced coma requiring brain surgery.

Dixon had also denied a charge of assaulting Thomas Ian Beatson in Subculture on the same night.

Dixon entered the public eye in 2011 during a 
Rugby World Cup scandal. A media frenzy erupted when he uploaded to YouTube CCTV footage from inside Altitude Bar showing England rugby player Mike Tindall - married to royal Zara Phillips - cavorting with an ex-girlfriend. Dixon was working as a bouncer at the venue at the time. – Otago Daily Times