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