Author Archive: Anne Clarkson

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Sexual abuse of girl admitted

March 18, 2016 | By More
Sexual abuse of girl admitted

A 39-year-old man has admitted 10 sexual abuse charges involving an adolescent girl, in the Christchurch District Court.

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Charity money was gambled away

March 16, 2016 | By More
Charity money was gambled away

A man who stole charity boxes from two premises in December spent the money on his gambling addiction, the Christchurch District Court was told.

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Public praised for stopping drink-driver

March 11, 2016 | By More
Public praised for stopping drink-driver

A judge has commended members of the public who stepped in to stop a drunk-driver who was weaving across his lane south of Christchurch.

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Homeless man jailed for bag snatch

March 9, 2016 | By More
Homeless man jailed for bag snatch

A 26-year-old homeless man has been sentenced to over two years prison for snatching a handbag on his way down the street from the courthouse, where he had just been bailed on a burglary charge.

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Attacks on woman, pet dog admitted

March 6, 2016 | By More
Attacks on woman, pet dog admitted

Two assaults on a woman, and two attacks on a dog, all within two weeks, were admitted by a 36-year-old man in the Christchurch District Court.

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Life time ban imposed for animal illtreatment

March 4, 2016 | By More
Life time ban imposed for animal illtreatment

An 18-year-old has been jailed and given a life-time ban from owning animals after being sentenced on two charges of ill-treating animals.

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Teen admits taking part in two robberies

March 4, 2016 | By More
Teen admits taking part in two robberies

An 18-year-old has admitted his part in two Christchurch dairy robberies in January.

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35 more charges laid against Burnham 21-year-old

March 3, 2016 | By More
35 more charges laid against Burnham 21-year-old

Another 35 charges have been laid against a 21-year-old who was already in custody for six charges of burglary, unlawfully interfering with cars, and stealing cash, in the Selwyn and North Canterbury areas.

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Prison broomstick assault admitted

March 3, 2016 | By More
Prison broomstick assault admitted

A 23-year-old prisoner has admitted a serious broomstick assault on another inmate in the Christchurch Men’s Prison in January.

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Drugs ‘minder’ faces long jail term

March 3, 2016 | By More
Drugs ‘minder’ faces long jail term

A 46-year-old “minder” for a drug trafficker working between Auckland and Christchurch was sent to prison for over five years in the Christchurch District Court.

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