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Notice of Payment into Victims’ Claims Trust Account

Take notice that Trent John Birch has received compensation to which the Prisoners’ and Victims’ Claims Act 2005 (“PVCA”) applies.

Pursuant to Part 2 of the PVCA, compensation awarded to an offender is paid to the Secretary for Justice and, after certain deductions, is put into the Victims’ Claims Trust Account to be held in trust for the offender to enable victims of the offender to make claims against it.

On 20 October 2020, $18,314.79 was paid into the Victims’ Claims Trust Account on behalf of Trent John Birch.

This money must be held in the Trust Account until paid out in accordance with the PVCA. Any money left after any victims’ claims have been paid will be paid to Trent John Birch.

Any person who has been a victim of Trent John Birch, in respect of an offence for which Trent John Birch was convicted in a Court of New Zealand, is entitled to make a claim against the money held in the Trust Account on behalf of Trent John Birch.

Claims by victims are not limited to the amount available in the Trust Account.

Claim forms, and information on how to make a claim, may be obtained from: The Secretary, Victims’ Special Claims Tribunal, DX SX11159, Wellington 6011. Phone: (04) 462 6660. Fax: (04) 462 6686.

All claims must be filed on or before Monday 10 May 2021.