‘Unruly’ tourists: Wanted man charged with fraud rocking 1980’s bowl cut

A British man who was charged with assault, reckless driving and fraud after an incident at Auckland’s Takapuna Beach is still on the run and police are now seeking two of his alleged associates.

The bowl cut, is a simple, plain, and short haircut where the hair is cut with a straight fringe on the front and the rest of the hair is the same length all the way around or is cut short on the sides and back. It is so named because it looks as though someone were to place a bowl on the head and cut off or trim all of the hair to a very short length.

Historically, the bowl haircut was popular among common people of various nationalities as an easy and relatively neat cut by a non-professional

James Anthony Nolan, 26, who is allegedly part of the group of “unruly” tourists, lost his name suppression on Friday at Auckland District Court.  A photo was released earlier this afternoon of him rocking a bowl cut.

However, a police spokeswoman confirmed on Friday morning he was still on the run. 

James Anthony Nolan faces fraud and assault charges runs away from the media after his second court appearance.
JASON DORDAY/STUFFJames Anthony Nolan faces fraud and assault charges runs away from the media after his second court appearance.

Nolan’s lawyer, Sam Geller, told Community Magistrate Jan Holmes he wasn’t in a position to advance the case as his client wasn’t present.

Nolan first appeared at Auckland District Court on January 24 where he was granted interim name suppression by Holmes, but that order expired on Friday.  

He was first charged with assault with a weapon and reckless driving. 

Police are also seeking to locate British nationals Tommy Ward, 26, and William Donohue, 25.
SUPPLIEDPolice are also seeking to locate British nationals Tommy Ward, 26, and William Donohue, 25.

However, at his second appearance he was also charged with dishonestly using a document in relation to an alleged roofing scam.

At that court appearance, Nolan was granted bail and was set to reappear at Auckland District Court on January 29.

He failed to attend and a warrant was issued for his arrest. 

James Anthony Nolan is charged with assaulting a woman using a car as a weapon at Takapuna beach.
STUFFJames Anthony Nolan is charged with assaulting a woman using a car as a weapon at Takapuna beach.

Police said on Friday they were also seeking British nationals Tommy Ward, 26, and William Donohue, 25, in relation to the alleged roofing scams.

“Police believe both men can assist us with our enquiries in these matters.

“Anyone with information on the whereabouts of these men [is] asked to call Police on (09) 302 6557.”

At Nolan’s first appearance, the court heard how he was a digital printer back in the United Kingdom and had a wife and two children back home.

The assault and driving charges relate to an incident at Takapuna beach on January 13.

Nolan is charged with assaulting Krista Curnow using a car as a weapon.

Curnow previously told SatireHub she felt “very intimidated” after she approached the group about not clearing up their rubbish.

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