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Even darker motive behind sex worker’s murder

Even darker motive behind sex worker’s murder

An inference could be drawn that Sainey Marong’s murderous plans were related to his unhealthy desire for necrophilia, the Crown said as the 33-year-old faced his sentencing in the High Court.

April 20, 2018 | By More
Indefinite prison for violent sex offender

Indefinite prison for violent sex offender

One of sex offender Brent William Charlton’s treatment sessions had to be stopped when he incorporated the female psychologist into a sadistic fantasy.

April 19, 2018 | By More
Jail term begins with $1.5m unpaid tax bill

Jail term begins with $1.5m unpaid tax bill

A businessman who admitted 44 charges is now bankrupt and cannot pay any of the $1.5 million of unpaid tax.

April 18, 2018 | By More
CYFS carer jailed for 12 years for child sex assaults

CYFS carer jailed for 12 years for child sex assaults

“I hate you and I hope you burn in hell,” a sex abuse victim told former CYFS caregiver Rex Lawrence Wilson before the 64-year-old was jailed for 12 years.

April 18, 2018 | By More

 

Online cheater jailed

Online cheater jailed

An online cheat was jailed for 19 months on 34 charges of using various internet auction sites to sell mobile phones and a laptop computer which she did not have.

April 20, 2018 | By More
Custody remand for park attack accused

Custody remand for park attack accused

An 18-year-old who allegedly attacked a woman in Hagley Park last night will stay in custody while a legal aid application is processed.

April 20, 2018 | By More
Meth and ecstasy imports admitted

Meth and ecstasy imports admitted

An unemployed Christchurch man pleaded guilty to four charges of importing methamphetamine and ecstasy by mail during May and June 2016.

April 19, 2018 | By More
Justice ‘precinct’ should never be repeated – Appeal Court judge

Justice ‘precinct’ should never be repeated – Appeal Court judge

Christchurch’s new Justice and Emergency Services Precinct is a “magnificent achievement” says the President of the Court of Appeal, but he hopes the concept will never be repeated.

April 19, 2018 | By More

Police Watch

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
Trio with alleged gang links remanded

Trio with alleged gang links remanded

Two men and a woman with alleged connections to the King Cobra gang have been charged with firearm offences after a police armed offenders squad raid on a house in New Brighton last week.

September 5, 2017 | By More

Observations

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
Pedalling drugs

Pedalling drugs

A 46-year-old was already on bail when police tried to stop his vehicle in early March, and they signalled him to pull over by using the patrol car’s lights and sirens.

March 6, 2017 | By More

Earlier court news

Wheelie-bin arson victims will get payments

Wheelie-bin arson victims will get payments

Householders who were victims of a serial wheelie-bin arsonist will all get $400 payments for emotional harm reparations.

April 18, 2018 | By More
Supervision for ‘scummy’ Christmas burglary

Supervision for ‘scummy’ Christmas burglary

A soon-to-be teen dad has been granted supervision for a Christmas Day burglary that a judge described as “scummy”.

April 18, 2018 | By More
Supervised golf for youth who planned terrorist attack

Supervised golf for youth who planned terrorist attack

Life is feeling more positive – and golf is providing an outlet – for a teenager who once planned to commit a terrorist style attack in Christchurch.

April 17, 2018 | By More
More charges against ‘Momma Doof’

More charges against ‘Momma Doof’

Additional charges have been laid against “Momma Doof” – Theresa Anne Soper – and her trial on a liquor supply allegation has been delayed.

April 16, 2018 | By More
Second woman admits role in burglary ring

Second woman admits role in burglary ring

A second woman who has admitted her role in an organised criminal group accused of burgling 110 homes has been told to be prepared for a prison term.

April 13, 2018 | By More
Woman must pay for whacking homeless man’s dog

Woman must pay for whacking homeless man’s dog

A 22-year-old woman will have to pay $200 to a homeless man for whacking his dog over the head with a stick.

April 13, 2018 | By More
No complaints from prison bashing victim

No complaints from prison bashing victim

A gang bashing in Christchurch Men’s Prison only involved one gang – and the victim declined to make a complaint and refused medical treatment.

April 13, 2018 | By More
Alleged rest home intruder charged

Alleged rest home intruder charged

A Somerfield man has been charged with two offences which have prompted a police warning about rest home security.

April 12, 2018 | By More
Woman admits wanting to kill

Woman admits wanting to kill

A 20-year-old woman who was brandishing a kitchen knife when she chased three people for 200m along a Burwood street, told police that she wanted to kill them.

April 12, 2018 | By More
Dance school sex assault denied

Dance school sex assault denied

A 52-year-old man denies sexually violating a woman while giving massages at a Christchurch dance school.

April 12, 2018 | By More

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