Author Archive: Anne Clarkson

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Trial hears of alleged reprisal over bad drugs

March 8, 2017 | By More
Trial hears of alleged reprisal over bad drugs

A woman denies holding a taser to a drug dealer’s face in what the Crown alleges was a reprisal for a drug deal gone wrong.

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Staff member stole $133,000 from rebuild firm

March 3, 2017 | By More
Staff member stole $133,000 from rebuild firm

A woman has admitted stealing $133,000 over two years, in amounts of a few thousand dollars at a time, from the Christchurch rebuild firm where she worked.

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Two deny prison riot charges

February 27, 2017 | By More
Two deny prison riot charges

Two inmates have pleaded not guilty to a charge of rioting in the Christchurch Men’s Prison in November.

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Former girlfriend stabbed in throat

February 26, 2017 | By More
Former girlfriend stabbed in throat

A 68-year-old man has admitted stabbing a former girlfriend in the throat, and leaving her alone to call an ambulance.

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Date set for doctor’s trial

February 24, 2017 | By More
Date set for doctor’s trial

A new charge was laid in court today against Dr Rakesh Chawdhry, who then pleaded not guilty to two charges of indecent assaults on male clients.

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Adrenaline charge dropped

February 22, 2017 | By More
Adrenaline charge dropped

Police have dropped a Medicines Act charge involving adrenaline against a Christchurch first aider.

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Suppression continues over Ellesmere police raid

February 21, 2017 | By More
Suppression continues over Ellesmere police raid

Interim name suppression was continued in the Christchurch District Court for a person with drugs and firearms charges, and who is a family member of a high-profile businessman who died a few years ago.

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Prison stabbing sentencing deferred

February 18, 2017 | By More
Prison stabbing sentencing deferred

The sentencing of a man who used a home-made knife in a frenzied attack on another inmate at Christchurch Men’s Prison was deferred for three months in the Christchurch District Court.

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Second person admits restaurant burglary

February 17, 2017 | By More
Second person admits restaurant burglary

A second person has admitted their part in the burglary of Cortado’s Restaurant on Somerfield Street in Beckenham, just across the road from the Sydenham police station.

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Jail for choker hold that led to riverside manslaughter

February 16, 2017 | By More
Jail for choker hold that led to riverside manslaughter

A man who put Simon Mark Prue in a choker hold after Prue had verbally abused him and kicked his bike, was jailed for nearly five years on a manslaughter charge.

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