Author Archive: Anne Clarkson

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‘High end’ cars targeted for chop shop

June 30, 2016 | By More
‘High end’ cars targeted for chop shop

A man who targeted high-end vehicles at a car “chop shop” has been jailed for five years at the Christchurch District Court.

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Community detention for rape of sleeping girl

June 29, 2016 | By More
Community detention for rape of sleeping girl

A 20-year-old whose comforting of a 15-year-old girl led to a rape charge has been given a sentence of community detention with community work.

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Woman stabbed partner while he slept

June 28, 2016 | By More
Woman stabbed partner while he slept

A 49-year-old woman has admitted stabbing her partner while he was asleep in their bed in Hornby last year.

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Youth admits role in bus lounge attack

June 28, 2016 | By More
Youth admits role in bus lounge attack

A 16-year-old has admitted his part in an armed group attack on a victim at the Riccarton Bus Lounge in March.

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Motorcyclist beaten and rammed in road rage attack

June 28, 2016 | By More
Motorcyclist beaten and rammed in road rage attack

A man having an attack of road rage assaulted a motorbike rider, before backing his car into the rider, and knocking the bike over.

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Man admits ‘buying’ toddler violation video

June 24, 2016 | By More
Man admits ‘buying’ toddler violation video

Christchurch man Matthew Garland Kelly has admitted paying an Auckland woman $300 to send him video of her sexually violating a 15-month-old boy.

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Remands for Ashburton gang brawl accused

June 23, 2016 | By More
Remands for Ashburton gang brawl accused

Nine people arrested for a gang brawl in Ashburton on June 18 live at the same address, and police allege they are all affiliated to the same gang.

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Fake firearm call admitted

June 23, 2016 | By More
Fake firearm call admitted

A 34-year-old woman admitted drunkenly calling the police and telling them there was someone in her house with a firearm – and then refusing to let the officers inside.

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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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