Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Man stabbed dog who attacked him

April 5, 2017 | By More
Man stabbed dog who attacked him

A man who stabbed a dog that had leapt out of a car and bit him, has been ordered to pay the veterinarian’s bill for the emergency operation the dog needed.

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Custody remand on rape charge

April 5, 2017 | By More
Custody remand on rape charge

A 22-year-old man has been remanded in custody on a charge of raping a 15-year-old girl in Christchurch last month.

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Two jailed for Ashburton manslaughter

April 5, 2017 | By More
Two jailed for Ashburton manslaughter

A man and woman convicted by a jury of the manslaughter of  “AJ” Arran Gairns at Ashburton have both been jailed for three years seven months.

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Lawyer alleges brutality at arrest

April 4, 2017 | By More
Lawyer alleges brutality at arrest

A Christchurch lawyer is alleging police brutality and challenging the validity of his arrest and the search that followed, in which the police say they found two bags of methamphetamine.

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Trial begins on 60-year-old abuse allegations

April 3, 2017 | By More
Trial begins on 60-year-old abuse allegations

A 77-year-old man has gone on trial on sex abuse charges dating back as far as the 1950s.

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Rifle shown during civil dispute

April 3, 2017 | By More
Rifle shown during civil dispute

“Repossession” of a disputed car came to a rapid halt when a woman opened a bag and showed that it contained a cut-down rifle.

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Firearms charges denied after Woolston incident

April 3, 2017 | By More
Firearms charges denied after Woolston incident

A man allegedly shot by the police during an incident in Woolston two months ago has denied all charges at the Christchurch District Court.

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Custody remand after Hornby shooting

March 31, 2017 | By More
Custody remand after Hornby shooting

Bail was opposed for a Hornby man charged after a man was found shot in the leg with a shotgun overnight in Christchurch.

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Neighbourhood clash brings jail time

March 31, 2017 | By More
Neighbourhood clash brings jail time

A neighbourhood clash between a man with former gang connections and a foreign couple has led to confrontation, court appearances, and jail time.

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Mixed verdicts in ‘memory’ trial

March 30, 2017 | By More
Mixed verdicts in ‘memory’ trial

A sex abuse trial that was said to be about the reliability of memory has ended in a mix of guilty and not guilty verdicts in the Christchurch District Court.

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