Author Archive: Anne Clarkson

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Court appearance over alleged knife assault

February 17, 2014 | By More
Court appearance over alleged knife assault

A man arrested after allegedly assaulting a young woman with a knife has been remanded into the care of the Hillmorton Hospital

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Police tell of retrieving victim’s body from river

February 13, 2014 | By More
Police tell of retrieving victim’s body from river

A detective said he saw a large hole in the right forehead and a small stab wound to the upper chest when he saw the body of sex worker Mellory Manning floating in the Avon River.

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Trial hears of drugs found in murder victim’s body

February 12, 2014 | By More
Trial hears of drugs found in murder victim’s body

Samples from murder victim Ngatai Lynette Manning’s body showed she had methadone in her blood and liver, morphine in her blood, and cannabis in her urine. [Report includes afternoon update]

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Trial hears of Manchester Street “sex tax”

February 11, 2014 | By More
Trial hears of Manchester Street “sex tax”

A sex worker who gave evidence in a Christchurch High Court murder trial today said there was no trouble with gangs on the streets until a couple of months before Mellory Manning was killed. [Update from afternoon evidence]

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Couple ‘carried away’ to court

February 7, 2014 | By More
Couple ‘carried away’ to court

A couple charged with getting overly amorous in a park in Hornby ended up in the Christchurch District Court today.

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Restaurant manager to pay back $17,000

February 5, 2014 | By More
Restaurant manager to pay back $17,000

A former restaurant manager of Speights Alehouse in Bealey Avenue has been sentenced for causing the business a loss of nearly $17,000 by manipulating points onto customers’ loyalty cards.

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Children exposed to meth-lab drugs

February 4, 2014 | By More
Children exposed to meth-lab drugs

Children found at a drugs-lab house in Linwood had signs of chemical exposure, rashes, and methamphetamine residue in their hair.

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Passenger in boy racer incident pleads guilty

January 27, 2014 | By More
Passenger in boy racer incident pleads guilty

A passenger in a car allegedly involved in a boy racer incident which ended in a police car being rammed in Deans Avenue pleaded guilty to five charges in the Christchurch District Court today.

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Police allege dog’s throat was cut

January 27, 2014 | By More
Police allege dog’s throat was cut

Bail has been granted to a Linwood teenager accused of ill-treating a dog by cutting its throat.

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Young offender admits Akaroa mini crime spree

January 23, 2014 | By More
Young offender admits Akaroa mini crime spree

A Russian orphan already described by a judge in 2012 as enjoying the reputation of being the leading youth car thief in Christchurch, pleaded guilty to five charges after a mini crime spree in Akaroa.

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