Archive for March, 2014

Ryder assault case hearing delayed

March 28, 2014 | By More
Ryder assault case hearing delayed

A court session to settle jury trial arrangements for the man accused of bashing cricket international Jesse Ryder has been put off to April 24.

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Red zone burglars ‘picking over carcass of the city’

March 28, 2014 | By More
Red zone burglars ‘picking over carcass of the city’

Red zone burglars were “picking over the carcass of what’s left of our city”, said a judge as he jailed an offender for 25 months.

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Court hears of frightening incident for girl

March 28, 2014 | By More
Court hears of frightening incident for girl

A man’s joy at getting permanent work led to drinking and an incident at Riccarton where he lifted a 10-year-old girl off the ground.

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Nail gun used as weapon

March 26, 2014 | By More
Nail gun used as weapon

A man who used a nail gun as a weapon was jailed for more than two years in the Christchurch District Court today.

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Plates inserted in woman’s face after bashing outside club

March 26, 2014 | By More
Plates inserted in woman’s face after bashing outside club

A 27-year-old woman was thanked for her apology letter to her victim after a serious bashing outside the Woolston Club last September.

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Synthetic cannabis seen as factor in bashing

March 26, 2014 | By More
Synthetic cannabis seen as factor in bashing

Synthetic cannabis was seen as contributing to an episode of “mindless behaviour” that led to three people being bashed – two of them with a hammer – in a drive-through queue at a food outlet early one morning.

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Stay refused in Jesse Ryder assault case

March 25, 2014 | By More
Stay refused in Jesse Ryder assault case

A stay of proceedings has been refused for the man accused of assaulting cricket international Jesse Ryder outside a Merivale bar.

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Court struggles to deal with farmer who made threats

March 24, 2014 | By More
Court struggles to deal with farmer who made threats

Oxford farmer All Means All has been found guilty on six charges of threatening to kill Prime Minister John Key and the courts now have the prickly problem of deciding what to do with him.

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Bail remand for injured defendant

March 24, 2014 | By More
Bail remand for injured defendant

A man with two broken ankles in plaster has been remanded on bail after his court appearances were delayed for three weeks by his stay in hospital.

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High Court remand on manslaughter charge

March 24, 2014 | By More
High Court remand on manslaughter charge

A 20-year-old charged with manslaughter after an alleged bashing victim died in hospital has been remanded on bail to the High Court after a brief appearance in the Christchurch District Court today.

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