Archive for May, 2017

Rape by two men at party alleged

May 29, 2017 | By More
Rape by two men at party alleged

The Crown alleges two young men at a party raped a 15-year-old girl who was too drunk to consent to sex, but the defence says the girl agreed to the activity and regretted it later.

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Life parolee admits absconding

May 29, 2017 | By More
Life parolee admits absconding

A man on life parole for the murder of an 11-year-old admitted taking off his electronic bracelet and leaving his parole address at Odyssey House.

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More armed robbery charges laid

May 29, 2017 | By More
More armed robbery charges laid

A man who police allege shot and wounded a mother and daughter, and robbed hotels while armed, has had five new charges laid against him in the Christchurch District Court.

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Pair damaged stolen and abandoned car

May 26, 2017 | By More
Pair damaged stolen and abandoned car

Community-based sentences have been imposed on two young men who smashed up and looted a stolen car they found abandoned on a remote track near Kainga, north of Christchurch.

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First offender’s ‘mini-rampage’

May 26, 2017 | By More
First offender’s ‘mini-rampage’

A 22-year-old woman went on what the judge called a “mini-rampage” after being introduced to methamphetamine.

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Stolen bike wheel changed everything

May 26, 2017 | By More
Stolen bike wheel changed everything

A stolen bicycle wheel meant life changed instantly and permanently for arborist 46-year-old Wayne Scothern, and for homeless 37-year-old Christopher Stone.

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Reformed addict granted home detention

May 26, 2017 | By More
Reformed addict granted home detention

A Nelson mother has been granted home detention after a noticeable change of attitude since she menaced a Christchurch drug dealer who had sold rock salt instead of crystal meth.

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Man jailed for injuries to baby

May 25, 2017 | By More
Man jailed for injuries to baby

A man who tried to force feed, and then shook a five-month-old baby, has been sent to jail.

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Woman’s community work effort was a fake

May 25, 2017 | By More
Woman’s community work effort was a fake

A Christchurch woman’s “better effort” at doing her community work was an illusion – she had someone else doing it in her place.

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More years in jail for determined burglar

May 24, 2017 | By More
More years in jail for determined burglar

A repeat burglar sentenced to 25 of the last 27 years in jail now faces nearly six more years after his latest sentencing in the Christchurch District Court.

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