Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Shotgun and hammer used in robbery, police allege

June 5, 2018 | By More
Shotgun and hammer used in robbery, police allege

Two men – one of them a sex worker – have been remanded on serious assault and armed robbery charges at the Christchurch District Court.

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Pedestrian struck on footpath by drink-driver

June 3, 2018 | By More
Pedestrian struck on footpath by drink-driver

A drink-driver who slammed into a man walking on the footpath in the central city may be ordered to pay emotional harm reparations for the injuries he caused.

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‘Cleaner’ jailed for organised crime involvement

June 3, 2018 | By More
‘Cleaner’ jailed for organised crime involvement

A 34-year-old man who “cleaned” some of the electronic gear allegedly stolen by a crime ring involved in 55 burglaries has been jailed for 17 months.

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Murder parolee admits going on the run

June 3, 2018 | By More
Murder parolee admits going on the run

Three months after his release on parole from a life sentence for murder, Dean Raymond Purdy chopped off his electronic ankle bracelet in Dunedin and went on the run.

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Custody remand after alleged police dog attack

June 1, 2018 | By More
Custody remand after alleged police dog attack

No bail application was made for a 29-year old man charged with wounding a police dog in an overnight incident at Kaiapoi.

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$100,000 tax shortfall admitted

May 31, 2018 | By More
$100,000 tax shortfall admitted

After receiving a warning from the Inland Revenue Department, a Christchurch company director continued not paying PAYE for his concreting business for another 21 months.

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Arrest warrant pending in unlicensed building case

May 31, 2018 | By More
Arrest warrant pending in unlicensed building case

An arrest warrant will be issued in a week for an Otago man who faces a series of charges of doing unlicensed building or inspection work in Christchurch.

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Remands on $40 robbery charges

May 30, 2018 | By More
Remands on $40 robbery charges

Three men charged with a $40 Friday night robbery at Rangiora have appeared at the Christchurch District Court.

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Child sex abuse claims rejected by jury

May 30, 2018 | By More
Child sex abuse claims rejected by jury

A jury has thrown out all 18 child sex abuse charges against a West Coast man who had been blackmailed by two of his three accusers.

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Crash survivor jailed for violence

May 29, 2018 | By More
Crash survivor jailed for violence

A survivor of a triple-fatal car crash eight years ago is still struggling with post traumatic stress disorder as he begins a jail term for choking a woman unconscious and breaking her bones.

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