A judge has rejected a Christchurch man’s claim that a dog owner wanted him to kill her dog and thanked him after he had stabbed the animal to death.
The son of convicted “Black Widow” murder life prisoner Helen Milner, Adam Francis Murray Kearns, has been refused bail on drugs and firearms charges at an appearance in the Christchurch District Court today.
A 79-year-old lawyer described in court as “a consummate thief and liar” has been jailed for eight years one month after his Ponzi scheme led to losses of $2 million for the people who invested their money.
Two synthetic cannabis robbers have been jailed but a Linwood store owner remains worried that the third robber who confronted him with two knives has never been caught.
A 27-year-old Auckland woman accused of being a drug “mule” – with methamphetamine concealed inside her body – has been remanded in custody after a brief appearance in the Christchurch District Court.
More serious charges have been laid against young men allegedly involved in a street brawl in Dallington on November 1.
A 20-year-old has been missing for days ahead of his sentencing on charge of assaulting a sex worker with intent to rob her and the authorities are worried about him.
A Christchurch man’s two young rape victims have been left with symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder and concerns about their treatment during his jury trial.
While speed tolerance lowers over Labour Day Weekend the visibility of Canterbury Police prevention work will increase across the district, say the police.
Police lifted a cordon at 11am after army bomb disposal experts completed an investigation of a suspicious package left outside the Ministry of Education building in Princess Street, Addington.
Christchurch Police are appealing for public help in finding the driver of a car involved in a hit and run accident on Bealey Ave this morning.
Christchurch Police are warning motorists to be vigilant when parking vehicles on public roads surrounding Christchurch International Airport.
The Rangiora murder trial gave an eight-day view into the lifestyles of the idle and drugged.
James Tahere has given up on Christchurch and the city will have to get back on its feet without him.
Judge David Saunders, to an offender who had appeared unstable at court, and had been held in custody overnight to dry out: “I suggest you stay away from the synthetic cannabis. We know from what we have seen on a regular basis in the court, the unpredictable and angry behaviour that occurs when people are under the influence of that substance.”
A man who got drunk and played “chicken” in the traffic has ended up in custody for his own safety.
Earlier court news
A man charged over an incident in which six people were injured in Yaldhurst Road during a police chase was remanded in custody at an appearance in the Christchurch District Court today.
On the eighth attempt at sentencing – a process where family dynamics usually got in the way – a six-month jail term was today imposed on a man convicted of receiving a stolen vehicle worth $40,000 at a car-wrecking business in Yaldhurst.
Bail was not sought for a man charged with an alleged Edgeware Road carjacking at the weekend.
The son of “Black Widow” Helen Milner, Adam Francis Murray Kearns, says he has been told his mother has a “hit” out on him.
A teenage prisoner has admitted biting part of the ear off two inmates after incidents at Christchurch and Otago prisons.
A contractor feels he has been “discarded” by the company that employed him after he injured a hand trying to stop machinery crushing a worker as it tipped over.
A young driver who allegedly wrote-off an ambulance when she was driving unsupervised on a learner licence, was given a registrar’s remand at the Christchurch District Court today.
A cat suffered for hours after being bludgeoned so severely with a sharpened stick that it had to be euthanized, the Christchurch District Court was told as the cat’s attacker was jailed.
Sentencing of a man who had admitted assaults on his mother and stepfather was adjourned today so a disputed facts hearing can be held on whether he took a weapon to their house.
A woman has halted her jury trial on a charge of attempting to pervert the course of justice by bribery, by pleading guilty at the start of the second day.