Archive for April, 2016

October date set for child murder trial

April 8, 2016 | By More
October date set for child murder trial

October 31 has been set for the trial James Stedman Roberts, charged with the murder of five-year-old Leon Michael leFleming Jayet-Cole.

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Imitation shotgun was used to rob pharmacy

April 7, 2016 | By More
Imitation shotgun was used to rob pharmacy

A 34-year-old man told police he robbed a pharmacy, armed with an imitation sawn-off shotgun, because he was desperate to get money for his partner and six-month-old child.

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Woman keeping up relationship with teen who bashed her

April 6, 2016 | By More
Woman keeping up relationship with teen who bashed her

A woman is sticking with her relationship with the 17-year-old who bashed her unconscious last year.

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Extra jail time for punching police

April 6, 2016 | By More
Extra jail time for punching police

The “over-reaction” of a 30-year-old when he assaulted two police officers has led to an extra nine month prison term in the Christchurch District Court.

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Custody remands continue for four robbery accused

April 6, 2016 | By More
Custody remands continue for four robbery accused

Four people charged over an alleged armed home invasion and robbery at Springston are staying in custody for the next few weeks after remands at the Christchurch District Court today.

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Bank employee raided elderly woman’s account

April 5, 2016 | By More
Bank employee raided elderly woman’s account

A bank employee raided the account of an 89-year-old woman customer because he believed he had to impress his partner to keep her in his life.

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‘Worst case of road rage’ – Judge

April 5, 2016 | By More
‘Worst case of road rage’ – Judge

A 47-year-old man was told his actions were the worst case of road rage a judge had seen in his 11 years on the bench at the Christchurch District Court.

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Remands for alleged axe attack

April 5, 2016 | By More
Remands for alleged axe attack

Four people accused of being part of an alleged axe attack at the Riccarton Bus Lounge last month have been remanded on bail at the Christchurch District Court and the Youth Court.

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Laser accused granted bail

April 5, 2016 | By More
Laser accused granted bail

A night-time curfew has been clamped on a 38-year-old man charged with recklessly shining a laser light at a passenger plane and the Christchurch International Airport control tower.

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Home detention for knife threat to woman

April 1, 2016 | By More
Home detention for knife threat to woman

A drunk man who threatened to gouge out a woman’s eyes and cut her throat with the knife he was holding has been allowed home detention at his Christchurch District Court sentencing.

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