Author Archive: David Clarkson

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More charges against ‘Momma Doof’

April 16, 2018 | By More
More charges against ‘Momma Doof’

Additional charges have been laid against “Momma Doof” – Theresa Anne Soper – and her trial on a liquor supply allegation has been delayed.

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Woman must pay for whacking homeless man’s dog

April 13, 2018 | By More
Woman must pay for whacking homeless man’s dog

A 22-year-old woman will have to pay $200 to a homeless man for whacking his dog over the head with a stick.

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No complaints from prison bashing victim

April 13, 2018 | By More
No complaints from prison bashing victim

A gang bashing in Christchurch Men’s Prison only involved one gang – and the victim declined to make a complaint and refused medical treatment.

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Alleged rest home intruder charged

April 12, 2018 | By More
Alleged rest home intruder charged

A Somerfield man has been charged with two offences which have prompted a police warning about rest home security.

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Woman admits wanting to kill

April 12, 2018 | By More
Woman admits wanting to kill

A 20-year-old woman who was brandishing a kitchen knife when she chased three people for 200m along a Burwood street, told police that she wanted to kill them.

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Dance school sex assault denied

April 12, 2018 | By More
Dance school sex assault denied

A 52-year-old man denies sexually violating a woman while giving massages at a Christchurch dance school.

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Brain-injured driver’s error caused fatal crash

April 11, 2018 | By More
Brain-injured driver’s error caused fatal crash

A man left with a brain injury after a 2007 crash which killed his drink-driving brother has now caused a death himself when he drove through a red light while blinded by the sun.

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Shouting, swearing ends meth importation trial

April 11, 2018 | By More
Shouting, swearing ends meth importation trial

A jury was hurriedly ushered from a Christchurch courtroom when the man they had just convicted of drug importation began shouting in the dock and a woman in the public gallery joined in.

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Moment’s inattention by driver causes carnage

April 10, 2018 | By More
Moment’s inattention by driver causes carnage

A “safe and cautious” driver’s moment of inattention killed a woman and left four people injured in a head-on smash on the highway near Waikouaiti.

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Elderly woman driver in tears after ‘glasses’ assault

April 9, 2018 | By More
Elderly woman driver in tears after ‘glasses’ assault

A 75-year-old woman was left shaking and in tears after Graeme Nigel Patterson confronted her about a driving error.

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