Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Diary shows teen getting back on track

June 26, 2014 | By More
Diary shows teen getting back on track

Problem teen Benjamin Thomas Tapper-Norris has got a pat on the back from a judge after finally doing what he’s told for his intensive supervision sentence, and also for keeping a diary.

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Date set for cocaine sentencing

June 26, 2014 | By More
Date set for cocaine sentencing

A date in Christchurch has been set for the sentencing of a Brazilian man who has admitted possession of cocaine for supply.

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No forced intervention for prison hunger striker

June 25, 2014 | By More
No forced intervention for prison hunger striker

No medical treatment will be forced upon prison hunger striker All Means All to keep him alive and healthy, as his protest enters its second month at Christchurch Men’s Prison.

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Two assault charges against former officer withdrawn

June 24, 2014 | By More
Two assault charges against former officer withdrawn

The police have dropped two assault charges against a former South Canterbury police officer but the third charge still may be heading for a judge-alone trial.

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Prison seeks intervention order for hunger striker

June 24, 2014 | By More
Prison seeks intervention order for hunger striker

Four weeks into the prison hunger strike by Oxford farmer All Means All, a judge will rule tomorrow on whether the prison authorities can intervene to stop his deteriorating health.

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Truck driver admits fatal collision

June 23, 2014 | By More
Truck driver admits fatal collision

Truck driver John William Herridge has admitted that his careless driving killed a student cyclist in a horrific crash on Lincoln Road.

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Not guilty verdicts on sex workers’ allegations

June 23, 2014 | By More
Not guilty verdicts on sex workers’ allegations

A jury has thrown out kidnapping, rape, and sexual violation charges where the alleged victims were two Christchurch sex workers.

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Woman charged with assault on child

June 23, 2014 | By More
Woman charged with assault on child

A 58-year-old Christchurch woman has been held in custody while bail is being considered after denying a charge of assaulting a 10-year-old girl. [Updated report]

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Fish and chip burglary accused remanded

June 23, 2014 | By More
Fish and chip burglary accused remanded

A youth police allege was caught stuck in an extractor fan duct during a burglary attempt on a fish and chip shop has been remanded on bail to July 14.

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Violation jury retires for the weekend

June 20, 2014 | By More
Violation jury retires for the weekend

After four hours deliberation, the jury has gone home for the weekend in the trial of Daniel Juan Daly, who is charged with kidnapping, assault, and sexual violation of two Christchurch sex workers.

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