An 18-year-old girl told of her anger at being raped by two men on Woodend Beach but did not stay at court to see them both jailed for nearly a decade.
New robbery charges have been laid against two men previously charged with a street robbery.
A man charged with threatening a Work and Income staff member in an incident last Friday has been granted a registrar’s remand at the Christchurch District Court.
A prisoner has been charged with a serious broomstick assault on another inmate at the Christchurch Men’s Prison three weeks ago.
A 72-year-old man who allegedly sexually attacked a woman walking on Shirley Road has been given a registrar’s remand to appear in Christchurch District Court on March 7.
A 31-year-old Aranui man has denied a charge that he took an upskirt photograph of a woman at Northlands shopping centre on December 12.
A 20-year-old man who has admitted the rape of an intellectually disabled teenager while she slept has been warned not to “take anything” from being granted bail pending sentencing – he will certainly be jailed.
A central city man faces a $13,958 bill after losing his money at Christchurch Casino and then losing his employer’s money as well.
Canterbury Police are investigating the knife-point robbery of a bus driver was robbed at Broadhaven Park in Parklands about 7.15pm on Saturday January 9.
Canterbury Police have received 11 separate reports in relation to an alleged Meridian scam that has so far targeted elderly residents in Prebbleton, Mt Pleasant, Murray Hill, Rangiora, Riccarton and Somerfield.
Canterbury Police urge anyone driving to events during Cup and Show Week to remove valuables from their vehicles before they set off.
Canterbury Police have received reports from the people who have been approached by two young men in a van trying to sell them cheap home theatre systems.
“It’s about time your brain started driving your behaviour rather than other parts of your anatomy.”
Pooh Bear has somehow ended up on the front line of Christchurch’s domestic violence scene.
“Can I tell the rest of my colleagues at morning tea that you apologised to me today? They will enjoy that.”
After yesterday’s case of the thief who did a runner with a life-sized cardboard cut-out of pop princess Taylor Swift, there were coincidental appearances in the main police court today by a 20-year-old woman named Swift (charged with wilful damage) followed straight afterwards by a man named Taylor (charged with a drug offence).
Earlier court news
A 27-year-old man starting a three-year six-month jail term for rape has described his victim as “a lovely person” and said he hopes she can eventually forgive him.
Mitchell Shane Moulton wants to meet and apologise to the Work and Income staff he upset with his armed threats outside the department’s Linwood office last year.
A Bromley woman denies charges of endangering two children by having them living at a property where methamphetamine was allegedly being manufactured.
An ex-employee who sent threatening images as personal messages to a woman’s Facebook has admitted an unusual Harmful Digital Communications Act charge.
The Wizard of Oz production, sponsored by Anthony Harper, by The Forge, at Riccarton House. Some light relief from the regular heavy diet of crime and mayhem for Christchurch Court News readers. No crime in sight, except for the wickedness of the witch, and the blatant fraud of the Wizard.
A Christchurch man has rather diluted the impact of his very public apology for drink-driving by pleading not guilty and taking the case to trial.
A Chinese tourist will have to pay $7000 for causing a head-on crash near Glenorchy.
The diversion scheme for first offenders has been granted to a man charged over an assault at Riccarton Park Racecourse during New Zealand Cup and Show Week.
Bail has been refused for a Leeston man arrested at the weekend for a series of shoplifting charges, including stealing an $18,000 night vision unit from Gun City in Papanui.
Repeat sex offender David Stanley John Tranter says the Filipina woman he married while on the run overseas from the New Zealand authorities has now been killed in a flood.