New arrangements for checks on addresses for electronically monitored bail applications have again come under fire from a Christchurch judge who has now decided to release a man charged over an alleged stabbing.
A teenager using synthetic cannabis and living on the street has gone through a three-month detox – his time in custody on remand.
Aaron Rhys McDonald has pleaded guilty to the sexual violation and murder of Christchurch caregiver Amy Elizabeth Farrall as part of his South Island rampage last month.
Depressed by the murder of Amy Elizabeth Farrell who had previously been her caregiver, serial offender Margaret Mabel Dodds says she was trying to commit suicide on the day of her latest arrest for trespass.
A judge has expressed concern about the lack of detail in the latest reports by the Probation Service on people’s suitability for release on electronically monitored bail.
A plea on a manslaughter charge against a 20-year-old Christchurch man who appeared on remand before the High Court at Christchurch today has been delayed.
A teenager swung an axe during a family argument straight after arriving home from his Stopping Violence course.
After convicting Jordan Patrick Isle of an eye-gouging attack, a jury was told it was the second time the violent 23-year-old had destroyed the eye of a victim.
The Hornby police are seeking the owners of two sums of money recently found in the area and handed in.
A 24-year-old man is expected to appear in the Christchurch District Court this afternoon charged with murder after an overnight incident at a Redwood house.
Police are asking for information to find 19-year-old Benjamin Thomas Tapper-Norris who has a warrant out for his arrest.
Christchurch police are asking for public help to find 23-year-old Allix Jean Beaurepaire, who has warrants out for her arrest.
A man who got drunk and played “chicken” in the traffic has ended up in custody for his own safety.
“If Leonardo da Vinci comes along and paints the Mona Lisa on my fence, and I don’t want it there, it’s graffiti.”
While police investigating two assaults were calling at a man’s St Albans house, the disqualified driver drove into the driveway.
“When you are languishing in the cells at the prison, you might find you are not very busy.”
Earlier court news
A man accused of an eye-gouging attack says he did not do it and the real attacker is too scary to name.
A judge has grudgingly allowed one child sex abuse victim to read her statement in court, after the victims had declined a restorative justice meeting where they could have confronted the offender.
Three young men were called “mindless idiots” by a judge who jailed them all for burgling and vandalising 11 red zone properties in east Christchurch and setting one alight.
An Oxford man says he heard a “pop” as a man gouged his right eye during an attack in his bed, a Christchurch District Court assault trial has been told.
A 28-year-old Avonhead man has been granted a discharge without conviction after his first venture into using a type of synthetic cannabis led to him doing $5271 damage around the neighbourhood.
Two men have been charged with aggravated robbery following an incident at the Brickworks Restaurant and Bar in the early hours of Sunday morning.
The partner of a man who has admitted the armed robbery of a Redwood bar has now been charged with hiding evidence to help the man avoid arrest.
A judge has lifted name suppression on a 32-year-old Christchurch man before jailing him for 14 years for sex offending on two young girls.
A man who came into court in a wheelchair has admitted charges of assault using a weapon and intentionally damaging a tyre, but has pleaded not guilty to domestic violence charges.
A former South Canterbury police officer is denying three charges of assault and the case is heading for a Christchurch District Court trial.