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Life-long scarring for man bitten by prowler

Life-long scarring for man bitten by prowler

A Woolston man will have facial scarring for life after he was bitten by a prowler he found outside his home.

February 28, 2017 | By More
Two deny prison riot charges

Two deny prison riot charges

Two inmates have pleaded not guilty to a charge of rioting in the Christchurch Men’s Prison in November.

February 27, 2017 | By More
Community work for charity box theft

Community work for charity box theft

Community work has been imposed on a teenager who stole a Cure Kids charity box from a central Christchurch hotel and spent the money on food at McDonalds.

February 26, 2017 | By More
Date set for doctor’s trial

Date set for doctor’s trial

A new charge was laid in court today against Dr Rakesh Chawdhry, who then pleaded not guilty to two charges of indecent assaults on male clients.

February 24, 2017 | By More

 

Jail for ‘dumb’ burglary

Jail for ‘dumb’ burglary

Graeme Richard Brand’s “pretty dumb burglary” has brought him a 13-month jail sentence.

February 27, 2017 | By More
Former girlfriend stabbed in throat

Former girlfriend stabbed in throat

A 68-year-old man has admitted stabbing a former girlfriend in the throat, and leaving her alone to call an ambulance.

February 26, 2017 | By More
129 body-building drug charges admitted

129 body-building drug charges admitted

A 30-year-old Cashmere man has admitted 129 charges involving body building drugs and now faces a likely jail term.

February 24, 2017 | By More
Judge finds that man imported 6kg of cocaine

Judge finds that man imported 6kg of cocaine

A judge has ruled that a Christchurch man imported 6kg of the class A drug cocaine into New Zealand.

February 23, 2017 | By More

Police Watch

Police ‘sting’ catches out licensees

Police ‘sting’ catches out licensees

Canterbury police say they are “very disappointed” with the results of liquor licence testing with under-age customers being able to buy alcohol.

December 23, 2016 | By More
Overnight shooting incident

Overnight shooting incident

Police are seeking witnesses to a shooting incident overnight on October 31-November 1, 2016.

November 1, 2016 | By More
Man threatened with gun by intruders

Man threatened with gun by intruders

Canterbury Police are appealing for information after two men forced their way into a man’s home in Christchurch and threatened him with a gun. 

May 28, 2016 | By More
Police seek Parklands arson witnesses

Police seek Parklands arson witnesses

The police are appealing for witnesses to a series of fires in Parklands.

March 22, 2016 | By More

Observations

Mum left smarting by judge’s comment

Mum left smarting by judge’s comment

A mum left court smarting after a judge called her “a shocking role model” for her 22-year-old daughter who was standing in the dock.

January 9, 2017 | By More
The Good Question Department

The Good Question Department

“Next time, if you pay for your meat, you can eat it.” Judge John Brandts-Giesen provides some basic advice to a shoplifter prosecuted in the Christchurch District Court.

September 21, 2016 | By More
Judge needles accused drug user

Judge needles accused drug user

Quote of the Week: “It’s ironic for her to claim she doesn’t like needles.”

July 1, 2016 | By More
Woman needed a lift

Woman needed a lift

A 22-year-old Templeton woman didn’t believe in half measures when she apparently needed a ride.

March 17, 2016 | By More

Earlier court news

Knife-point robbery of book shop admitted

Knife-point robbery of book shop admitted

A St Albans man has admitted the remarkable $42 armed robbery of a second-hand bookshop, but disputes the facts about the knife-point hold-up.

February 23, 2017 | By More
Woman thought mail thefts were ‘funny’

Woman thought mail thefts were ‘funny’

An unemployed 34-year-old Christchurch woman has been granted name suppression after admitting stealing mail from 104 letterboxes across Canterbury.

February 22, 2017 | By More
Adrenaline charge dropped

Adrenaline charge dropped

Police have dropped a Medicines Act charge involving adrenaline against a Christchurch first aider.

February 22, 2017 | By More
Online predator jailed for six years

Online predator jailed for six years

Online sex predator Christopher Lance Keenan has gone to jail for six years after admitting offences involving seven girl victims – the youngest just 13.

February 22, 2017 | By More
Crime spree guilty pleas

Crime spree guilty pleas

David Ronald Cribb’s drug-fuelled victimisation of Halswell residents has ended in spectacular fashion with 43 guilty pleas at the Christchurch District Court.

February 21, 2017 | By More
Suppression continues over Ellesmere police raid

Suppression continues over Ellesmere police raid

Interim name suppression was continued in the Christchurch District Court for a person with drugs and firearms charges, and who is a family member of a high-profile businessman who died a few years ago.

February 21, 2017 | By More
Victims of office theft repaid by firm

Victims of office theft repaid by firm

Perpetual Guardian says none of its clients have been left out-of-pocket after thefts by a former client manager at its Christchurch branch.

February 20, 2017 | By More
Scam accused back in court

Scam accused back in court

A Hei Hei man already facing trial on fraud charges has been arrested again on five more similar charges.

February 20, 2017 | By More
Years later, authorities were on watch for shoplifter

Years later, authorities were on watch for shoplifter

In 2014, a young Christchurch woman took the police’s diversion scheme too literally, and diverted herself to Australia.

February 18, 2017 | By More
Prison stabbing sentencing deferred

Prison stabbing sentencing deferred

The sentencing of a man who used a home-made knife in a frenzied attack on another inmate at Christchurch Men’s Prison was deferred for three months in the Christchurch District Court.

February 18, 2017 | By More

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