PHOTO: Leo Molloy. Photo: RNZ / Nick Monro

Leo Molloy, the Auckland businessman accused of assaulting a police officer and obstructing another in July of last year, can now be publicly identified after appearing in the Auckland District Court on Monday.

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His lawyer, Quentin Duff, informed the court that name suppression could be lifted, and Molloy, who had previously pleaded not guilty to the charges, was remanded at large until his next court appearance in April. Molloy, who withdrew from the Auckland mayoral race in 2022 following polls indicating he wouldn’t secure victory, had been facing the legal proceedings.


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