Author Archive: Anne Clarkson

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Apology from the dock as jail term begins

January 16, 2016 | By More
Apology from the dock as jail term begins

A man called “Sorry, mate” to his victim in the public gallery at court after being jailed for three years on a charge of injuring with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

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Woman considered what she could do to boy in park

January 11, 2016 | By More
Woman considered what she could do to boy in park

Serial offender Margaret Mabel Dodds has admitted sitting in Sydenham’s Bradford Park and thinking about what she could do to a nine or ten-year-old boy who was playing with a soccer ball.

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Woman charged over P-lab allegations

December 23, 2015 | By More
Woman charged over P-lab allegations

A woman living with children in a house in McGregors Road which was alleged to have a P-lab on the property was remanded on bail on 11 charges in the Christchurch District Court yesterday.

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P-lab endangered children, police allege

December 22, 2015 | By More
P-lab endangered children, police allege

Charges of endangering the health of two children by manufacturing methamphetamine have been laid against a man arrested after a raid at a Linwood property on December 3.

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‘Vigilante’ raid on tinny house

December 19, 2015 | By More
‘Vigilante’ raid on tinny house

One of the men who raided a tinny house because he said they were “selling drugs to the kids in the community”, was sentenced to four years two months prison with no chance of parole.

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Man denies North Canterbury robbery charge

December 17, 2015 | By More
Man denies North Canterbury robbery charge

A man has denied a charge of robbery of a wallet and two cell phones while using a firearm after an incident in North Canterbury last week.

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Alleged child abuser refused bail

December 10, 2015 | By More
Alleged child abuser refused bail

Bail has been refused for an 89-year-old man flown back to Christchurch from Australia while he faces child sex abuse charges dating back up to 52 years.

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Woman sentenced for domestic drug trafficking

December 10, 2015 | By More
Woman sentenced for domestic drug trafficking

A woman was sentenced to home detention after admitting she was a regular contact for the domestic trafficking of methamphetamine to Christchurch from the North Island in early 2014.

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School pupils victims of drug user’s burglaries

December 3, 2015 | By More
School pupils victims of drug user’s burglaries

A 43-year-old Rangiora man was sent to jail for three burglaries of small rural schools that were left messy, damaged, and caused the children much distress.

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Driver admits causing carnage

November 30, 2015 | By More
Driver admits causing carnage

A Sumner man has admitted causing carnage in a driving rampage across Christchurch’s eastern suburbs.

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