An eyewitness has spoken of watching a Kiwi sportsman allegedly punch a woman in the face in Queenstown.
Local man Steve Wilde maintains he saw a man punch a woman in the face at a resort bar at about 1am today (Wednesday).
“She just stepped back and stood there,” Wilde recalls.
He has given a statement to police and subsequently viewed the footage.
“It shows her walking up to him, she’s not looking aggressive at all, and him just punching her.”
“I was quite shocked – firstly for seeing a man hit a woman – that’s shocking.”
The man is charged with assaulting a female – understood to be his partner – assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest and escaping custody. He was due to appear in court today.