Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Sex worker tells of hearing about Mob ‘tax’

February 19, 2014 | By More
Sex worker tells of hearing about Mob ‘tax’

A woman who worked as a prostitute in Manchester Street said she had heard of the Mongrel Mob “taxing” the sex workers although they had never taken money off her.

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Community work term for paintball shooter

February 18, 2014 | By More
Community work term for paintball shooter

A golf coach at Clearwater who was on the receiving end of a paintball barrage will get a letter of apology from the shooter.

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Woman denies robbery-related charges

February 17, 2014 | By More
Woman denies robbery-related charges

A 25-year-old woman is denying two charges related to armed robberies carried out at two Christchurch bars on the night of January 26.

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Manning’s DNA found on knife, trial told

February 17, 2014 | By More
Manning’s DNA found on knife, trial told

DNA that was likely from murder victim “Mellory” Manning was found on a knife retrieved from the Avon River after her body was found, the trial of the man accused of her killing was told in the High Court at Christchurch today. [Updated report]

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Authorities struggle to deal with menacing woman

February 14, 2014 | By More
Authorities struggle to deal with menacing woman

Problems continue for the authorities trying to curb the behaviour of a woman who has a history of violence and repeatedly turns up where children are playing.

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Trial heard about a life of despair

February 14, 2014 | By More
Trial heard about a life of despair

Lucille Sarah Scollay wept in court – a model of loneliness, depression, grief – as her murder trial unfolded around her.

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Bail bid dropped for armed robbery accused

February 13, 2014 | By More
Bail bid dropped for armed robbery accused

A man facing charges over armed robberies at two Christchurch bars last month has dropped his bid for release on bail.

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Manslaughter verdict in Louise Scollay trial

February 13, 2014 | By More
Manslaughter verdict in Louise Scollay trial

The family of Guy Christian Scollay say they hold no animosity towards his wife Lucille Sarah Scollay who was found guilty of his manslaughter at her trial this afternoon.

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Judge lifts suppression on teenage blackmailer

February 13, 2014 | By More
Judge lifts suppression on teenage blackmailer

Name suppression has been lifted on a teenager who blackmailed an older man by text messages about their alleged sexual relationship in the days leading up to his suicide.

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Woman repeatedly admitted stabbing husband, trial told

February 12, 2014 | By More
Woman repeatedly admitted stabbing husband, trial told

“One stupid thought and I killed him. I loved him. Why did I do it?” said a distressed Lucille Sarah Scollay when she was with police in the hours after she had stabbed her husband to death. [Update: Afternoon proceedings.]

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