Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Drugs offered for sale on social media

October 24, 2017 | By More
Drugs offered for sale on social media

A man admits offering cannabis for sale on social media until his New Brighton home was searched in a police raid on the King Cobra gang in August.

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Quake-hit company kept trading through ‘loyalty to staff’

October 21, 2017 | By More
Quake-hit company kept trading through ‘loyalty to staff’

Loyalty to staff in the aftermath of the Christchurch earthquakes eventually led to a knitwear company being liquidated and left the firm’s owner being prosecuted for a $250,000 unpaid tax bill.

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Online contact led to sex charges

October 20, 2017 | By More
Online contact led to sex charges

After confiscating alcohol from a 15-year-old girl he met at a party because she was too young, a 47-year-old man began grooming her for online indecencies and sexual encounters.

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Jailed rape offenders rule out appeals

October 19, 2017 | By More
Jailed rape offenders rule out appeals

Finally, after two rape trials that ended with guilty verdicts, two Punjabi men say they will do their jail time and they will not lodge appeals.

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No sympathy from teenage robber

October 18, 2017 | By More
No sympathy from teenage robber

A teenager says the shop worker he robbed at the Woolston Night n Day store in Ferry Road “must be used to it” by now.

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Mob member jailed for prison assault

October 18, 2017 | By More
Mob member jailed for prison assault

A Mongrel Mob member jailed for bashing a prison officer says he wants to change – but he also wants to keep his gang connections.

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Teen robber now seen as ‘success story’

October 17, 2017 | By More
Teen robber now seen as ‘success story’

A 14-year-old who terrorised staff in two armed robberies of the same Christchurch petrol station is now being seen as a youth justice success story.

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Child porn offender jailed after stopping outside school

October 13, 2017 | By More
Child porn offender jailed after stopping outside school

An internet child sex abuse pornography offender who stopped his car outside a Christchurch primary school while serving home detention has been jailed for 26 months.

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Suppression on Lincoln sexual assault charge

October 10, 2017 | By More
Suppression on Lincoln sexual assault charge

An 18-year-old has been granted name suppression on a charge of assault with intent to commit rape at Lincoln University.

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Visiting driver caused $145,000 damage

October 9, 2017 | By More
Visiting driver caused $145,000 damage

The court will count on the good intentions of a German visitor to pay for some of the $145,000 damage he did in a head-on crash when he veered across State Highway 73 near Springfield.

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