Author Archive: Anne Clarkson

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Sex offender faces jail terms totalling 12 years

November 1, 2013 | By More
Sex offender faces jail terms totalling 12 years

A man who admitted more child sex charges while a serving prisoner for similar offending was sentenced to an overall 12-year prison sentence in the Christchurch District Court today.

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Seven-year six-month jail term for rape, violation

October 30, 2013 | By More
Seven-year six-month jail term for rape, violation

A 26-year-old found guilty by a jury of rape and three charges violation by unlawful sexual connection, was sentenced to prison for seven years six months in the Christchurch District Court.

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Offender’s mum sinks burglary explanation

October 30, 2013 | By More
Offender’s mum sinks burglary explanation

A young man’s claim that he had committed burglaries to support his family while his mother was in hospital was disputed in court – by his mother.

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Man denies dog attack charge

October 29, 2013 | By More
Man denies dog attack charge

A dog owner is pleading not guilty to a charge of owning dogs which attacked and injured an eight-year-old boy.

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Woman gets prison term ‘to keep her safe’

October 7, 2013 | By More
Woman gets prison term ‘to keep her safe’

A woman who stabbed her partner while he was abusing her was sentenced to seven months’ prison to keep her safe from her partner, her alcoholism, and from people who could supply her with drink.

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Court hears of man’s ‘explosive rage’

October 7, 2013 | By More
Court hears of man’s ‘explosive rage’

A man struggling with stress after people he knew were killed in the CTV building collapse reacted with explosive rage months later when things went wrong at the airport.

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Burglary accused stays in custody

October 4, 2013 | By More
Burglary accused stays in custody

A man charged with committing seven Bishopdale burglaries was denied bail in the Christchurch District Court today.

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Bail refused for home invasion accused

October 4, 2013 | By More
Bail refused for home invasion accused

Bail was refused for a 21-year-old charged with an aggravated burglary where the victim of a home invasion was bound with duct tape, then put in a cupboard.

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Mental patients helped to deal with fire

October 4, 2013 | By More
Mental patients helped to deal with fire

Residents with mental disabilities at a housing complex helped to put out one of the fires started by a woman with a long history of arson.

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More jail time imposed on partner of murdered Rangiora man

October 4, 2013 | By More
More jail time imposed on partner of murdered Rangiora man

The partner of murdered Rangiora man Tony John Lochhead has been recalled to prison and given extra jail time after admitting charges of possessing morphine, and supplying the class B drug.

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