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18 years’ jail for sex abuse of five girls

18 years’ jail for sex abuse of five girls

Still staunchly defiant, a 51-year-old man has been jailed for 18 years for the sexual abuse of five girls when they were aged between four and fourteen years.

October 24, 2018 | By More
‘ Rough sleeper’ admits pharmacy assault

‘ Rough sleeper’ admits pharmacy assault

A man described as a “rough sleeper” when he assaulted a woman staff member at an inner city pharmacy in June has admitted 15 charges and is in custody pending sentencing.

October 24, 2018 | By More
Poachers admit shooting trophy animals at safari park

Poachers admit shooting trophy animals at safari park

Two men have admitted poaching a wild stag and a goat from a Canterbury safari park.

October 19, 2018 | By More
Facebook phone flogger jailed

Facebook phone flogger jailed

Knifepoint Facebook trader Nicali Joseph Stepancic has been jailed for five-and-a-half years.

October 18, 2018 | By More

 

Second child abuse complainant approaches police

Second child abuse complainant approaches police

When Peter Lindsay Armitage was sentenced for indecencies against a boy last year, the police appealed for any other victims to come forward – and now one of them has.

October 24, 2018 | By More
Greymouth murder trial set for September

Greymouth murder trial set for September

A teenager charged with the murder of 41-year-old Cyrus Alexis Alupis will face trial in the High Court at Greymouth on September 2, 2019.

October 23, 2018 | By More
Burglary dashed hopes of legacy

Burglary dashed hopes of legacy

A Turkish emigrant’s hopes of leaving a legacy for his children were dashed by Craig Murray Shaw’s rooftop raid on The Tannery.

October 18, 2018 | By More
Charing Cross murder charge appearance

Charing Cross murder charge appearance

A 24-year-old Hei Hei man has been charged with the murder of a King Cobras gang member in a shooting incident at Telegraph Road, Charing Cross, on Saturday.

October 18, 2018 | By More

Police Watch

Police ask for help in robbery investigation

Police ask for help in robbery investigation

Police are appealing for public help to identify the offenders who carried out a series of dairy robberies in Christchurch this week.

June 8, 2018 | By More
Woolston pharmacy robbed at knifepoint

Woolston pharmacy robbed at knifepoint

Christchurch police are investigating a knife-point robbery at a pharmacy on Ferry Road, Woolston.

September 29, 2017 | By More
Police investigating two suspicious fires

Police investigating two suspicious fires

Police are investigating two suspicious fires in the Christchurch area overnight.

September 26, 2017 | By More
Hanmer Springs incident

Hanmer Springs incident

Canterbury Police are continuing to investigate the incident which occurred at a house in Hanmer Springs township on Monday night, September 18, about 9.30pm.

September 22, 2017 | By More

Observations

Gangland cheerleaders

Gangland cheerleaders

The big gangland sentencing was going on in Court 19, with plenty of supporters in place in the public gallery.

July 29, 2018 | By More
Local online scammer

Local online scammer

Those online scams aren’t only carried out by crooks in Nigeria and North Korea.

January 19, 2018 | By More
Overdue

Overdue

Christchurch’s main list court dissolved into giggles when a woman lawyer told Judge John Macdonald that her client was “18 months pregnant”.

May 9, 2017 | By More
‘Wrestling in the mud’

‘Wrestling in the mud’

“Arguing with a judge is like wrestling with a pig in the mud. You both get dirty and after a while you realise that the pig is enjoying it.”

March 15, 2017 | By More

Earlier court news

Man admits blizzard of sex messages with 13-year-old

Man admits blizzard of sex messages with 13-year-old

After exchanging 1300 instant Facebook messages and 18,000 texts with a 13-year-old girl – including naked photos – a 35-year-old man has admitted meeting and sexually assaulting her.

October 18, 2018 | By More
Gun offence accused held in custody

Gun offence accused held in custody

Heavy security was in place in court for the appearance of a Selwyn man charged with firearms offences at Darfield on Saturday.

October 17, 2018 | By More
Guilty verdict in Christmas murder trial

Guilty verdict in Christmas murder trial

A jury has returned a rapid verdict to find Franchesca Kororia Borell guilty of the Christmas Day murder of her partner Hardeep Singh during a domestic row.

October 16, 2018 | By More
Predator who preyed on teens jailed

Predator who preyed on teens jailed

A Christchurch businessman who preyed sexually on seven young teenagers has been jailed for four years nine months on 11 indecency charges.

October 16, 2018 | By More
Six-year jail term for attempted murder

Six-year jail term for attempted murder

A woman who stabbed an ex-partner in the chest after a break-up and an epic drinking bout has acknowledged that she needs to “fix” herself while she serves a six-year jail term.

October 16, 2018 | By More
$895,000 gambling losses cited as tax charges admitted

$895,000 gambling losses cited as tax charges admitted

A Christchurch business owner who lost $895,014 at casinos has now admitted tax evasion charges totalling $900,000.

October 16, 2018 | By More
Throwing knife ‘less likely’, murder trial told

Throwing knife ‘less likely’, murder trial told

A professor of mechanic engineering says it was “feasible” for Hardeep Singh’s fatal wound to have been inflicted by a stabbing, but a wound from a knife being thrown as “less likely”.

October 16, 2018 | By More
Father didn’t seek jail time for son who stabbed him

Father didn’t seek jail time for son who stabbed him

A Christchurch father did not seek a jail term for his teenage son who stabbed him five times – and he got his wish.

October 13, 2018 | By More
No conviction in case that started as sex attack

No conviction in case that started as sex attack

A 19-year-old has been discharged without conviction after a “confused and drunken” episode at a Lincoln University hall that originally led to a sex attack charge.

October 12, 2018 | By More
Denial on synthetic drugs charge

Denial on synthetic drugs charge

A woman charged with possessing synthetic drugs with intent to supply them – arrested in police raids last week – has pleaded not guilty in the Christchurch District Court.

October 12, 2018 | By More

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