Archive for September, 2017

Jurors offered counselling after rape trial verdicts

September 29, 2017 | By More
Jurors offered counselling after rape trial verdicts

Jurors have been offered counselling after delivering five guilty verdicts in the trial of two men charged with the rape and sexual violation of a drunk teenage girl in 2013.

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Man jailed for club burglary, arson

September 29, 2017 | By More
Man jailed for club burglary, arson

A man who burgled the St Albans-Shirley Club in Christchurch, and then went back later and set fire to it, was sentenced to over four years’ jail.

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Woolston pharmacy robbed at knifepoint

September 29, 2017 | By More
Woolston pharmacy robbed at knifepoint

Christchurch police are investigating a knife-point robbery at a pharmacy on Ferry Road, Woolston.

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Two deny murder of Bradley Lomax

September 29, 2017 | By More
Two deny murder of Bradley Lomax

Name suppressed has lapsed on one of the men accused of the murder of Bradley Alan Lomax and both of them denied the charge at an appearance in the High Court at Christchurch.

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Men claim belief in consent at rape trial

September 29, 2017 | By More
Men claim belief in consent at rape trial

Two men who had sex with a drunk 17-year-old girl on a surf club roof said they believed “on reasonable grounds” that she was consenting to the activity, at a Christchurch District Court jury trial.

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Man tells jury of burning of body

September 28, 2017 | By More
Man tells jury of burning of body

A man has told of hearing “the glugging of the petrol” in the dark near Lake Ellesmere before the carpet-wrapped body of Marcus Luke Tucker was set alight.

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‘Steel yourselves’, murder jury told

September 27, 2017 | By More
‘Steel yourselves’, murder jury told

Jury members were told “steel yourselves” as photograph booklets of Marcus Luke Tucker’s bashed and burnt body were handed out on the third day of the murder trial of Peter John Carroll.

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Woman breaks down giving murder trial evidence

September 26, 2017 | By More
Woman breaks down giving murder trial evidence

A woman went to pieces as she told the Marcus Luke Tucker murder trial of the sound of her friend screaming for help during the fatal bashing in her bedroom.

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Police investigating two suspicious fires

September 26, 2017 | By More
Police investigating two suspicious fires

Police are investigating two suspicious fires in the Christchurch area overnight.

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Squatters damaged house with meth smoking

September 26, 2017 | By More
Squatters damaged house with meth smoking

A Christchurch man will spend years paying for the damage to a close friend’s house, caused when he squatted there and invited around mates who smoked methamphetamine.

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