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Repeat petrol money scammer pleads guilty again

August 8, 2014 | By More
Repeat petrol money scammer pleads guilty again

A repeat petrol money scammer has admitted 10 more charges of causing a loss by deception and has apologised to his victims.

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More serious charge laid over alleged domestic assault

August 4, 2014 | By More
More serious charge laid over alleged domestic assault

Police have laid a more serious charge against a 46-year-old man charged with seriously injuring his short-term partner who was hospitalised after the alleged July 20 assault at a Sockburn house.

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Driver in shotgun incident gets community work

August 4, 2014 | By More
Driver in shotgun incident gets community work

A 38-year-old who drove two men away from the area after one of them allegedly fired four shotgun blasts into a tree at Rawhiti Domain, New Brighton, has been ordered to do community work.

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Accused mall burglar may face more charges

August 1, 2014 | By More
Accused mall burglar may face more charges

More charges may be laid against a man accused of entering malls by cutting his way through shop ceilings and taking cash.

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Long jail term for cocaine courier

July 30, 2014 | By More
Long jail term for cocaine courier

A drug courier involved in a cocaine importation scheme worth up to $3.5 million was jailed for four years seven months today.

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Man has no memory of random assault

July 30, 2014 | By More
Man has no memory of random assault

A 22-year-old man says he has no memory of walking up to a car in Marshland Road, shouting “Boo”, and punching a stranger in the face through an open window.
Danny James Cruickshank then wandered off along the middle of the road where cars had to veer to avoid hitting him, the Christchurch District Court was told today.
Defence counsel Kiran Paima said Cruickshank was diabetic and had not taken his medication. He was drunk, and could not remember the incident where he also resisted the police when they arrested him.
Judge Tony Couch sentenced him on one assault charge and one resisting police charge.
The victim told police Cruickshank yelled “Boo” at him, and punched him in the face with a closed fist. He got a bleeding nose but was otherwise unhurt.
Judge Couch said Cruickshank punched a complete stranger in the face for no reason, and sentenced Cruickshank to 100 hours community work and ordered a reparation payment of $300 to his victim.

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Bus driver bashed unconscious

July 25, 2014 | By More
Bus driver bashed unconscious

A 17-year-old has been jailed for her part in an incident in which a bus driver at New Brighton was beaten unconscious.

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Sentencing for possession of improvised shotgun

July 22, 2014 | By More
Sentencing for possession of improvised shotgun

A Kaiapoi man found with an improvised firearm and medical gear stolen from a midwife’s car has been given a sentence of community detention and intensive supervision.

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Gun held to head in robbery

July 18, 2014 | By More
Gun held to head in robbery

A 23-year-old man has admitted holding a pistol to his victim’s head as he took $450 out of his pocket.

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Teen admits armed robbery attempt

July 7, 2014 | By More
Teen admits armed robbery attempt

A New Brighton youth admitted he travelled by taxi for an attempt to rob a dairy while armed with a .22 pistol, in the Christchurch District Court today.

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