Author Archive: Anne Clarkson

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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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Home detention for attempted armed robbery of dairy

October 3, 2013 | By More
Home detention for attempted armed robbery of dairy

A 17-year-old youth was intoxicated with synthetic drugs when he helped a younger teenager attempt a dairy robbery.

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Jail for assaults on woman at her home

October 2, 2013 | By More
Jail for assaults on woman at her home

A 33-year-old man who assaulted a woman twice, bound her hands with duct tape, wrapped her face in cling-wrap, and punched her on both sides of her face has gone to jail for 31 months.

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Woman bashed with cricket bat

September 26, 2013 | By More
Woman bashed with cricket bat

A 20-year-old man was jailed for eight months for 22 charges, including knocking a woman unconscious with a cricket bat.

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‘I was hungry’ says trumpet thief

September 26, 2013 | By More
‘I was hungry’ says trumpet thief

A man has apologised for stealing musical instruments from an Army Band musician at the Anzac Day dawn service, and told the owner he did it because he was hungry.

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