Archive for June, 2016

Custody remand for dairy robbery accused

June 30, 2016 | By More
Custody remand for dairy robbery accused

A 21-year-old Aranui man alleged to have robbed a dairy in Breezes Road was remanded in custody after a brief appearance in the Christchurch District Court today.

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Woman admits taking money from dementia patient

June 30, 2016 | By More
Woman admits taking money from dementia patient

A woman has admitted taking money from her 88-year-old employer after he was admitted to Christchurch Hospital and diagnosed with dementia.

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‘High end’ cars targeted for chop shop

June 30, 2016 | By More
‘High end’ cars targeted for chop shop

A man who targeted high-end vehicles at a car “chop shop” has been jailed for five years at the Christchurch District Court.

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‘Occupational hazard’ for drug dealer cited in court

June 30, 2016 | By More
‘Occupational hazard’ for drug dealer cited in court

Being set up for a robbery might be regarded as “an occupational hazard” for dealers who sell rock salt as crystal meth, a lawyer suggested at a woman’s Christchurch District Court sentencing on Thursday.

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Police accused of ‘professional incompetence’

June 29, 2016 | By More
Police accused of ‘professional incompetence’

Police have been given a dressing down in court for “professional incompetence” for failing to provide victim impact statements well ahead of a bus driver’s sentencing for a fatal crash.

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Community detention for rape of sleeping girl

June 29, 2016 | By More
Community detention for rape of sleeping girl

A 20-year-old whose comforting of a 15-year-old girl led to a rape charge has been given a sentence of community detention with community work.

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Paramedic tells of ‘worst beating’ he has seen

June 29, 2016 | By More
Paramedic tells of ‘worst beating’ he has seen

A St John Ambulance paramedic described a nightmare visit to Christchurch Men’s Prison to attend an inmate who had received the bashing that would lead to his death in hospital five days later.

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Woman stabbed partner while he slept

June 28, 2016 | By More
Woman stabbed partner while he slept

A 49-year-old woman has admitted stabbing her partner while he was asleep in their bed in Hornby last year.

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Youth admits role in bus lounge attack

June 28, 2016 | By More
Youth admits role in bus lounge attack

A 16-year-old has admitted his part in an armed group attack on a victim at the Riccarton Bus Lounge in March.

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Manslaughter admission by murder accused

June 28, 2016 | By More
Manslaughter admission by murder accused

Crown evidence will suggest a stomp on the back of the head pushing his face into the cell floor may have caused the injury that led to the death of Christchurch Men’s Prison inmate Benton Marni Parata. [Updated report]

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