Author Archive: Anne Clarkson

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Inmates admit rampage at prison

February 9, 2017 | By More
Inmates admit rampage at prison

Two men with violent histories have admitted causing $6000 damage in the Christchurch Men’s prison, after they refused to go back to their medium-high security cell during a lock-down period.

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Ten more sex charges against businessman

February 9, 2017 | By More
Ten more sex charges against businessman

A 61-year-old company director has pleaded not guilty to three sex charges, on the same day that police have laid 10 more charges.

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Charity box theft admitted

January 16, 2017 | By More
Charity box theft admitted

A 17-year-old has admitted stealing a charity box from the counter of the Ibis Hotel on Hereford Street, and damaging of a door at the Baby Factory on Riccarton Road.

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Tsunami burglary charge remand in custody

December 21, 2016 | By More
Tsunami burglary charge remand in custody

A 24-year-old man who allegedly burgled a home a family had evacuated because of the tsunami threat, was remanded in custody at the Christchurch District Court.

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Drug offender ‘has not learnt from jail’

December 17, 2016 | By More
Drug offender ‘has not learnt from jail’

A man who was acquitted at trial of importing class A drugs into New Zealand over the “darkweb” last month has now been granted home detention on other drugs charges.

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Ex-police officer’s ‘fall from grace’

December 16, 2016 | By More
Ex-police officer’s ‘fall from grace’

An ex-police officer was sentenced to community detention for charging someone $1000 to help them through the court system over a traffic ticket, and then not following through.

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Home detention for bad street assault

December 15, 2016 | By More
Home detention for bad street assault

A man who caused brain damage when he punched his victim to the ground in a street assault has been granted home detention.

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90-year-old sentenced on historic sex charge

December 11, 2016 | By More
90-year-old sentenced on historic sex charge

A 90-year-old has been sentenced to three months’ home detention for sex offending dating back up to 53 years on a woman who has died since the complaint was made.

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Laser light points to prison

December 1, 2016 | By More
Laser light points to prison

A Hornby man who endangered passenger aircraft approaching Christchurch Airport by shining a laser pointer has been jailed for 10 weeks.

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Not guilty verdicts in ‘darkweb’ drugs trial

November 30, 2016 | By More
Not guilty verdicts in ‘darkweb’ drugs trial

A jury has accepted a Christchurch man’s claim that someone else must have ordered drugs on the “darkweb” using his computer.

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