Archive for October, 2015

Family in tears as street robber jailed

October 30, 2015 | By More
Family in tears as street robber jailed

A family held a large photograph in court of a father who has died, as his son was jailed for four years six months for a series of violent inner city muggings.

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Nine-year jail term for rape by prisoner

October 30, 2015 | By More
Nine-year jail term for rape by prisoner

Second-strike offender Vernon Neil Bugden will have to serve all of the nine-year jail term imposed today for a rape he committed while a serving prisoner on work release.

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Engineering firm must pay $80,000 for man’s fall

October 30, 2015 | By More
Engineering firm must pay $80,000 for man’s fall

A Christchurch engineering company must pay $80,000 for a fall a contract worker had on a building site when his safety harness was not properly secured.

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Third man admits lies about fatal crash driver

October 29, 2015 | By More
Third man admits lies about fatal crash driver

A third man who prevented a prosecution by his lies to police after a fatal crash on the Otira Gorge has been sentenced to nine months’ home detention.

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Driving indicated ‘death wish’, court told

October 29, 2015 | By More
Driving indicated ‘death wish’, court told

A 24-year-old born with an opiate addiction admits he was “high as a kite” during three Christchurch incidents where he drove as though he had a death wish.

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Quick bank card system made crime spree ‘easy’

October 29, 2015 | By More
Quick bank card system made crime spree ‘easy’

Pay-wave and tap-n-go bank card systems made it easy for Ricky James Foster to carry out his two-month crime spree around Christchurch’s petrol stations.

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Prison gang bashing admitted

October 29, 2015 | By More
Prison gang bashing admitted

A gang prospect was bashed in Christchurch Men’s Prison because he had failed to “take out” an opposing gang member who had been disrespectful to the Mongrel Mob.

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Stabbing charges denied

October 29, 2015 | By More
Stabbing charges denied

A Teddington man has admitted unlawfully taking a $34,000 motorcycle but denies three stabbings that took place in an incident at a property in Johns Road, near Christchurch, in late August.

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Judge ‘mystified’ by caregiver’s on-going denials

October 29, 2015 | By More
Judge ‘mystified’ by caregiver’s on-going denials

A judge has admitted being “mystified” by a caregiver’s continuing denials that she stole more than $3500 from the bank account of a 79-year-old dementia patient.

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Victim of sex offender waiting for apology

October 29, 2015 | By More
Victim of sex offender waiting for apology

The victim of sex offending up to four decades ago asked in court for an apology as his abuser was sentenced and granted home detention. He didn’t get it.

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