Author Archive: Anne Clarkson

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Drug charges laid against murder accessory accused

May 11, 2016 | By More
Drug charges laid against murder accessory accused

A man charged with helping to conceal evidence after an alleged murder appeared in the Christchurch District Court again today on four charges of importing drugs into Auckland.

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Charge dropped over city squatters’ pad

May 6, 2016 | By More
Charge dropped over city squatters’ pad

A charge of setting fire to a squatters’ pad in central Christchurch has been dropped by the Crown.

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Holiday bribes given to robbery victims

May 5, 2016 | By More
Holiday bribes given to robbery victims

Victims of a robbery were offered money and sent on holiday to get them to withdraw their statements to police, the Christchurch District Court was told.

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Cold case DNA match brings rape conviction

May 2, 2016 | By More
Cold case DNA match brings rape conviction

A former New Zealand representative wrestler, 49-year-old Devon Charles Bond, admitted the kidnap and rape of a woman in Burwood in 1994, after a cold case DNA match.

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Home detention for prison smuggling

May 1, 2016 | By More
Home detention for prison smuggling

A 48-year-old man who tried to take drugs and a SIM card into the Christchurch Men’s Prison was sentenced to home detention and told any loyalties he may have had were misplaced.

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Man received gear stolen from construction companies

April 29, 2016 | By More
Man received gear stolen from construction companies

A 32-year-old Oxford man who admitted receiving two trailers and tools worth thousands of dollars stolen from two construction companies was sentenced to community detention in the Christchurch District Court.

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Mother discharged on medical treatment charge

April 29, 2016 | By More
Mother discharged on medical treatment charge

A charge of failing to get medical care for her son who later died in hospital has been discharged for Emma Le Fleming Roberts in the Christchurch District Court.

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Suppression lifts on double stabbing accused

April 28, 2016 | By More
Suppression lifts on double stabbing accused

Name suppression has been lifted on a man charged with a double stabbing at New Brighton at the weekend.

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Community-based sentence imposed for robbery

April 27, 2016 | By More
Community-based sentence imposed for robbery

A 27-year-old woman has been given a community-based sentence for her part in an aggravated robbery incident between Cust and Pegasus township in December.

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Woman will try to ‘fix’ daughter broken by abuse

April 25, 2016 | By More
Woman will try to ‘fix’ daughter broken by abuse

A Christchurch woman says she will try to “fix” her daughter who was raped and sexually abused by the girl’s father when she was aged five.

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