Archive for November, 2014

Plea delay for expert opinion in driving death case

November 18, 2014 | By More
Plea delay for expert opinion in driving death case

Pleas have been delayed for a visiting driver charged with causing a death and injuries, while a defence expert considers the police evidence.

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Crown case alleges repeated assaults on women

November 17, 2014 | By More
Crown case alleges repeated assaults on women

A woman whose rape allegations against Edward Thomas Booth were not accepted by a jury in 1998 will give evidence again now that he faces charges of attacking two other women.

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Home detention inmate in custody after tv appearance

November 13, 2014 | By More
Home detention inmate in custody after tv appearance

A 35-year-old man who appeared on the Sunday morning children’s television programme What Now without permission while on home detention has found himself in custody.

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Stabbings with ‘credit card knife’ admitted

November 13, 2014 | By More
Stabbings with ‘credit card knife’ admitted

A 29-year-old has admitted stabbing a man eight times with a tiny “credit card knife” during a central Christchurch fracas.

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Jail for drug and shotgun offender

November 12, 2014 | By More
Jail for drug and shotgun offender

A man on bail awaiting sentencing for importing the class A drug methamphetamine then got involved in an incident where he presented a loaded sawn-off shotgun.

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Tourist admits dangerous driving on mountain road

November 12, 2014 | By More
Tourist admits dangerous driving on mountain road

A Japanese tourist who “smoothed the curves” as he drove the Crown Range road in Otago because his wife was prone to carsickness has admitted a charge of dangerous driving.

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Police checking for more couch surfing complainants

November 12, 2014 | By More
Police checking for more couch surfing complainants

Police say they will investigate whether there are more potential complainants of a Christchurch man who is facing charges of stupefying and sexually violating a male couch surfer.

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Red light district stabbing admitted

November 11, 2014 | By More
Red light district stabbing admitted

A 20-year-old man abandoned his claim of self defence on the first day of his jury trial and has admitted a stabbing in an incident in the city’s red light district last year.

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Not guilty pleas on North Canterbury rape charges

November 11, 2014 | By More
Not guilty pleas on North Canterbury rape charges

Three of the five men charged with a rape of a woman in North Canterbury on the same day in May have pleaded not guilty and been remanded on bail to case review sessions.

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Henderson to present case at tangled tax trial

November 11, 2014 | By More
Henderson to present case at tangled tax trial

Property developer David Ian Henderson will be allowed another go to present his case, after his main defence on tax charges was shot down today. [Updated report]

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