A 20-year-old awaits sentencing after admitting the bashing of a policeman at a fracas that broke out at a six-year-old’s birthday party.
Two more men have been charged over an alleged serious assault in Christchurch Men’s Prison on March 31.
A Mairehau man has admitted an intimidation charge with the police alleging that he lunged at a woman he spoke to in the street at New Brighton.
A teenage learner driver has been disqualified from driving for six months but has probably dodged most of the bill for the carnage she caused.
A former Christchurch bus driver is denying sex allegations.
Letters of apology and donations to charity have halted the prosecution of two North Island men charged with burgling Christchurch’s quake-damaged Cathedral.
When a Trade Me fraudster was caught, she tried to make money to repay her victims by committing more frauds on Facebook.
A 24-year-old Woolston gib stopper was charged with assaulting a woman, causing grievous bodily harm to a male, and aggravated burglary over an alleged home invasion incident on Tuesday.
Police have charged three men with murder following a homicide investigation into the death of 44-year-old Benton Marni Parata after an alleged attack in Christchurch Prison last week.
Canterbury Police can confirm that the investigation into a serious assault of a sentenced prisoner at Christchurch Men’s Prison on March 25 has been elevated into a homicide investigation.
Canterbury Police are investigating two armed robberies in Aranui that they believe may be linked.
While speed tolerance lowers over Labour Day Weekend the visibility of Canterbury Police prevention work will increase across the district, say the police.
Grappling with the sentencing of a young dad for domestic violence, Christchurch District Court Judge Jane Farish came up with the idea of a whole new licensing system.
The flow of proceedings in Christchurch’s main police court pauses, because the judge is missing some of the weaponry in that courtroom’s constant paper war.
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.
Earlier court news
A finding of temporary insanity has been accepted for a 25-year-old Christchurch man who kicked a dog and used a knife to mutilate it so badly that it had to be euthanized.
A 47-year-old man already serving a long prison sentence has now admitted cheating $398,814 from ACC with false back injury claims that went on for 21 years.
An amateur photographer has had his conviction for offensive behaviour quashed on appeal, eight months after he was noticed photographing women exercising in Hagley Park.
A convicted arsonist says he “exorcised” an evil house when he torched a building in Buckleys Road, Linwood.
A young victim remains worried that an SD card showing her sexual abuse is still missing, while her 47-year-old abuser begins a six-year jail term.
A 29-year-old has begun a nine-year six-month jail term still claiming he is innocent of under-age bondage sex crimes and drug dealing.
A Linwood man has admitted setting fire to two unoccupied houses and burglary of a third building.
A student’s drunken rugby tackle on the way to a toga party dislocated the victim’s hip, broke his pelvis, and caused nerve damage.
Police have dropped a charge of assault with intent to commit sexual violation because no victim could be found, but the attacker has admitted two other sex crimes.
An in-prison drug rehabilitation programme lies ahead for a Pines Beach man jailed for 34 months for methamphetamine, receiving stolen vehicles, and driving charges.