Author Archive: Anne Clarkson

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Man denies sex offending spanning 49 years

June 22, 2016 | By More
Man denies sex offending spanning 49 years

A 65-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to 12 sex abuse charges spanning 49 years.

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Behaviour improves for melodramatic offender

June 21, 2016 | By More
Behaviour improves for melodramatic offender

A man whose bizarre behaviour in court meant he was remanded in custody, was much better behaved at his sentencing today with only a few outbursts.

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$80 Ashburton robbery admitted

June 20, 2016 | By More
$80 Ashburton robbery admitted

A knife-wielding man demanded $80 from the lone attendant at an Ashburton service station, and told her it was to pay a bill after an automatic teller transaction failed.

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Church fire was ‘revenge on God’

June 20, 2016 | By More
Church fire was ‘revenge on God’

Cheyenne Destiny Jade Reed said he set fire to a Bishopdale church as revenge against God for killing his friends in the Christchurch earthquake.

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High-risk offender admits cutting off bracelet

June 18, 2016 | By More
High-risk offender admits cutting off bracelet

A man regarded by the police as a high-risk offender has admitted cutting off his electronic monitoring bracelet while serving a 10-year extended supervision order.

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Judge unhappy with charge reduction for strangulation

June 15, 2016 | By More
Judge unhappy with charge reduction for strangulation

A 26-year-old man strangled a woman until she lost consciousness, then rang the ambulance and performed CPR on her, the Christchurch District Court was told.

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Teacher agrees to remand in custody on sex charges

June 15, 2016 | By More
Teacher agrees to remand in custody on sex charges

A teacher facing sex charges has surrendered his bail and consented to a remand in custody after admitting in court that some sexual activity did occur.

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Conman claimed to have brain tumour

June 14, 2016 | By More
Conman claimed to have brain tumour

A man who told a woman he met on an internet dating site that he had a brain tumour and needed money for medication has pleaded guilty to two charges of obtaining by deception in the Christchurch District Court.

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Aggressors on both sides in violent incident, says judge

June 14, 2016 | By More
Aggressors on both sides in violent incident, says judge

A judge accepted an incident in Waimate was caused by aggressors on both sides, but said the man he was sentencing went too far by driving his car at people.

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Man faces 47 charges

June 8, 2016 | By More
Man faces 47 charges

A 36-year-old man was remanded in custody when he appeared on 47 charges involving sex, kidnapping, violence, and child neglect, dating back as far as 2000.

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