Top Durban PI in court for assault

2013-10-03 00:00

WELL-KNOWN and often controversial Durban private detective Brad Nathanson appeared in the Pinetown Magistrate’s Court yesterday for allegedly assaulting his ex-wife’s husband and pointing a firearm at both of them on Sunday.

According to police spokesperson Colonel Jay Naicker, the incident took place on September 29, around 5 pm, when Nathanson went to the home of his ex-wife in Kloof.

Naicker said Nathanson was also charged with pointing a firearm at the complainants.

“He reported to the Pinetown police station yesterday, where he was charged for common assault and pointing of a firearm, before being taken to court,” said Naicker.

Nathanson also handed over three licensed firearms to detectives.

This past weekend he announced in a Sunday paper that he has decided to close down shop, but would still continue with his investigative work. His Facebook and Twitter accounts have since been closed down, with a message left on his Twitter: “Readers: This is my last post on this page. I have answered my last inbox message.”

He did not answer The Witness’s calls for comment last night.

Nathanson has been involved in numerous high-profile cases since he started Brad Nathanson Investigations after leaving the police force in 1988, and has run a very interactive Facebook page alerting people to crime and crime trends in their neighbourhoods, amongst others.

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