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Bus lounge violence ‘more of a family matter’

Bus lounge violence ‘more of a family matter’

A man linked to the Mongrel Mob has described a tomahawk incident at the Riccarton Bus Lounge as “more of a family matter than a gang matter”.

January 19, 2017 | By More
Child sex offender’s ‘distorted thinking’

Child sex offender’s ‘distorted thinking’

A 54-year-old man’s unrealistic views about his sex offending against a 12-year-old girl have seen him jailed for 15 months at his Christchurch District Court sentencing.

January 18, 2017 | By More
Online child abuse porn addict avoids jail term

Online child abuse porn addict avoids jail term

Toddlers could be heard crying out for their mothers in internet child abuse videos found in the possession of a Christchurch father who has just avoided a prison term.

January 16, 2017 | By More
Charity box theft admitted

Charity box theft admitted

A 17-year-old has admitted stealing a charity box from the counter of the Ibis Hotel on Hereford Street, and damaging of a door at the Baby Factory on Riccarton Road.

January 16, 2017 | By More

 

Indecency accused banned from schools

Indecency accused banned from schools

A North Canterbury man charged with indecently assaulting a girl at an Alexandra school holiday programme has been banned from entering schools while on remand.

January 19, 2017 | By More
Seven-year jail term for three robberies

Seven-year jail term for three robberies

Seven years’ jail were imposed on a 22-year-old Christchurch man who had admitted three robberies involving six people.

January 18, 2017 | By More
Twists and turns in firearms trial

Twists and turns in firearms trial

A Yaldhurst man grabbed in a pre-dawn police raid has asked a judge to accept that a rifle found in a woodpile at his address may have been hidden there by a man who later shot him.

January 18, 2017 | By More
Driver forgiven for tragic death of two-year-old

Driver forgiven for tragic death of two-year-old

A grieving family told the court they were “not after vengeance” for their tragic loss of a two-year-old son killed in a motor accident, when the driver was sentenced today.

January 16, 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

Charity box theft alleged

Charity box theft alleged

A 17-year-old has been placed under total curfew at home with his parents after being charged with stealing a Cure Kids charity box.

January 13, 2017 | By More
Remand on charge of tourist carjacking

Remand on charge of tourist carjacking

A man charged with carjacking two tourists in Christchurch early on Monday has been granted a registrar’s remand at the Christchurch District Court.

January 13, 2017 | By More
Six Christchurch prisoners charged with rioting

Six Christchurch prisoners charged with rioting

Six inmates at Christchurch Men’s Prison have been charged with rioting over an incident in which four Corrections staff were allegedly attacked in November.

January 13, 2017 | By More
Judge explains dangers after imitation firearm incident

Judge explains dangers after imitation firearm incident

A judge has explained the dangers of mixing alcohol and an imitation firearm to an Aranui man who ended up in court after a confrontation with his neighbour.

January 11, 2017 | By More
Tsunami alert burglar willing to meet victims

Tsunami alert burglar willing to meet victims

The burglar who ransacked a family’s New Brighton home during the tsunami alert evacuation in November wants to meet the victims at a restorative justice conference.

January 10, 2017 | By More
Prisoner told to return from funeral ‘with contraband’

Prisoner told to return from funeral ‘with contraband’

A remand prisoner says he was threatened with a hiding by other inmates if he didn’t return to prison from attending his grandmother’s funeral with contraband hidden inside his body.

January 9, 2017 | By More
New Brighton stabbing accused named

New Brighton stabbing accused named

Name suppression has lapsed for a man accused of the screwdriver stabbing of a woman at her New Brighton home on December 30.

January 9, 2017 | By More
Custody remand on bookshop armed robbery charge

Custody remand on bookshop armed robbery charge

Bail was refused for a 24-year-old man charged with the armed robbery of a secondhand bookshop in Edgeware yesterday.

January 5, 2017 | By More
Robbery charge over armed incident

Robbery charge over armed incident

Police allege robbery was behind an armed incident in Bryndwr early on Thursday, in which a 25-year-old man was shot by an intruder.

December 31, 2016 | By More
High risk sex offender admits ESO breach

High risk sex offender admits ESO breach

A high risk sex offender has admitted cutting off his electronic monitoring bracelet in Nelson and going on the run.

December 28, 2016 | By More

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