Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Fresh arrest warrant issued for Scribe no-show

September 6, 2017 | By More
Fresh arrest warrant issued for Scribe no-show

Another arrest warrant has been issued for hip-hop artist Malo Ioane Luafutu, known as Scribe, after he failed to get to another Christchurch court appearance on drug and weapon charges.

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Trainer was ‘grossly irresponsible’, says judge

September 6, 2017 | By More
Trainer was ‘grossly irresponsible’, says judge

Fernside horse trainer Phillip Benjamin Burrows’ actions that led to a boy being run over at a training track were described as “grossly irresponsible” by Christchurch District Court Judge Gary MacAskill.

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Custody remand on armed home invasion robbery charge

September 5, 2017 | By More
Custody remand on armed home invasion robbery charge

A Linwood man smacked the side of the dock and shouted a gang salute when he was remanded in custody on a charge of armed robbery over an alleged Templeton home invasion on Sunday night.

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Trio with alleged gang links remanded

September 5, 2017 | By More
Trio with alleged gang links remanded

Two men and a woman with alleged connections to the King Cobra gang have been charged with firearm offences after a police armed offenders squad raid on a house in New Brighton last week.

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Strict conditions for baby assault accused

September 5, 2017 | By More
Strict conditions for baby assault accused

A 31-year-old Canterbury man was granted bail on strict conditions when he faced two charges alleging serious assaults on a newborn baby on the same day in July.

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Powerful handgun found along with drugs

September 4, 2017 | By More
Powerful handgun found along with drugs

Police found methamphetamine, a powerful handgun with ammunition, and $8000 cash when they searched a property in Aranui five weeks ago.

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Courtroom sprinter gets extra jail time

September 4, 2017 | By More
Courtroom sprinter gets extra jail time

A woman has been given an extra month in jail for what a judge called her “in your face escape” – bolting from the court room during her sentencing.

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February date set for Sumner murder trial

September 1, 2017 | By More
February date set for Sumner murder trial

Three people charged with murdering a man found injured in a Sumner carpark will go on trial in the High Court at Christchurch on February 19.

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Backpacker hostel burglaries alleged

August 31, 2017 | By More
Backpacker hostel burglaries alleged

A man listed as having “no fixed abode” has been charged with burglaries at six backpacker hostels in Christchurch and Nelson.

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Teen’s street assault caused brain haemorrhage

August 30, 2017 | By More
Teen’s street assault caused brain haemorrhage

A teenager has been jailed for a street assault that caused his victim a fractured skull and a brain haemorrhage.

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