Archive for April, 2014

Possible preventive detention decision delayed

April 30, 2014 | By More
Possible preventive detention decision delayed

Sentencing of an 18-year-old from North Canterbury who has admitted two rapes has been delayed to get a more detailed assessment of the risk he poses.

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Hearing delay for ‘petrol scam’ charges

April 30, 2014 | By More
Hearing delay for ‘petrol scam’ charges

A trial planned for a man accused of a series of petrol scam offences – including some allegedly involving elderly victims – has had to be put off because of a conflict between him and his defence counsel.

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Woman tells of feeling ‘terrified’ during massage

April 29, 2014 | By More
Woman tells of feeling ‘terrified’ during massage

A woman has told of feeling terrified and “really trapped” as she resisted a masseur’s actions during a full body Chinese oil massage at a Christchurch shopping mall.

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Restart ordered for massage indecency trial

April 28, 2014 | By More
Restart ordered for massage indecency trial

The trial of a 59-year-old masseur on 17 allegations of indecent assault was halted on the afternoon of its first day, and will restart on Tuesday in the Christchurch District Court.

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Woman in court on murder charge

April 28, 2014 | By More
Woman in court on murder charge

A 22-year-old Bryndwr woman has been granted interim suppression on a murder charge, and the alleged victim also has suppression after the case was called in the Christchurch District Court today.

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Guilty pleas over boyracer incident

April 24, 2014 | By More
Guilty pleas over boyracer incident

The driver at the centre of a high profile boyracer run from the police had only been out of prison for a few weeks at the time.

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Judge repeats criticism of address check system

April 24, 2014 | By More
Judge repeats criticism of address check system

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.

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Judge concerned about bail reports

April 18, 2014 | By More
Judge concerned about bail reports

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.

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Legal high user tells of detox in custody

April 17, 2014 | By More
Legal high user tells of detox in custody

A teenager using synthetic cannabis and living on the street has gone through a three-month detox – his time in custody on remand.

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Manslaughter plea delayed

April 16, 2014 | By More
Manslaughter plea delayed

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.

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