Archive for August, 2016

Activist ‘broken’ by child abuse pornography offending

August 31, 2016 | By More
Activist ‘broken’ by child abuse pornography offending

Activist and union organiser Joseph Robert Davies has been left “a broken man” after being caught for child abuse pornography offending, according to his lawyer.

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Judge warns about street violence dangers

August 31, 2016 | By More
Judge warns about street violence dangers

A Christchurch judge has sent a warning about weapons and street violence, even while he was granting a home detention sentence for a double stabbing by a teenager.

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Assaults on baby alleged

August 30, 2016 | By More
Assaults on baby alleged

A 35-year-old North Canterbury man appeared in court today on violence charges including assaults on a 14-week-old baby.

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Youth charged with dairy burglary

August 30, 2016 | By More
Youth charged with dairy burglary

An 18-year-old has been charged with an alleged attempted armed burglary at the Campus Corner Dairy in Upper Riccarton on Monday afternoon.

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Alleged kidnap victim admits wrongly naming two people

August 30, 2016 | By More
Alleged kidnap victim admits wrongly naming two people

An alleged Mongrel Mob victim has admitted he made some mistakes in naming the people who had kidnapped and bashed him, soon after his escape and while he was in hospital.

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Kidnap victim chewed his way to freedom

August 29, 2016 | By More
Kidnap victim chewed his way to freedom

Alleged Mongrel Mob kidnap victim Dawson Reihana has told how he chewed his way to freedom after being bashed, punched and stomped for hours. [Updated report]

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House ‘taken over by drug offenders’, court told

August 28, 2016 | By More
House ‘taken over by drug offenders’, court told

A woman who allowed her house to be taken over by drug offenders, and then “joined in” and supplied methamphetamine herself, was sentenced to home detention in the Christchurch District Court.

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Prison officer attacked with boiling water

August 26, 2016 | By More
Prison officer attacked with boiling water

A prison officer’s “remarkably forgiving” victim impact statement helped in the sentencing of a 23-year-old who had tipped boiling water on him.

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Warning to online fraudster ahead of sentencing

August 26, 2016 | By More
Warning to online fraudster ahead of sentencing

Convicted online fraudster Paul William Abbott has been warned after avoiding his obligations to get a pre-sentence report prepared by the Probation Service.

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Alleged kidnap victim’s location was unknown

August 26, 2016 | By More
Alleged kidnap victim’s location was unknown

When Dawson Reihana sneaked a cellphone from his “guard” and phoned police communications to tell them he had been kidnapped and bashed by Mongrel Mob members, he did not know where he was.

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