Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Jail for ‘cowardly’ attack on partner

July 22, 2014 | By More
Jail for ‘cowardly’ attack on partner

A Christchurch man has been jailed for 11 months for what a judge described as “a cowardly and vicious attack” on his partner, who is now expecting his child.

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Evidence ‘evaporates’ over alleged car incident

July 21, 2014 | By More
Evidence ‘evaporates’ over alleged car incident

Evidence “evaporation” has led to the police dropping a charge alleging a man was run down with a car while he was on the run from police.

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Woman badly injured in domestic assault

July 21, 2014 | By More
Woman badly injured in domestic assault

A woman is in hospital with serious injuries and a man has been remanded in custody on a charge of assaulting her.

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Assault at gang address denied

July 21, 2014 | By More
Assault at gang address denied

A 49-year-old man is denying a charge of assaulting a woman who was found injured in the street after an alleged incident at a gang pad in Northcote.

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Community work ordered for dog attack on boy

July 18, 2014 | By More
Community work ordered for dog attack on boy

Owners of potentially dangerous dogs have “high obligations” to ensure people’s safety, said a judge as he imposed 250 hours of community work on a man whose stepson was injured by two rottweilers.

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Relationship break-up led to arson

July 18, 2014 | By More
Relationship break-up led to arson

A 29-year-old man says emotion about the end of a 10-year relationship overwhelmed him when he set fire to the rental house where his partner had been living.

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Former EQC staff member denies charges

July 18, 2014 | By More
Former EQC staff member denies charges

A former EQC employee is pleading not guilty to charges alleging she misused the commission’s vehicles and a fuel card.

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Disqualification imposed for three careless driving deaths

July 17, 2014 | By More
Disqualification imposed for three careless driving deaths

Dutch visitor Johannes Jacobus Appelman has been disqualified from driving for 15 months for the rental car crash at Rakaia that killed three people and injured another.

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Shotgun in park incident was ‘probably stolen’

July 17, 2014 | By More
Shotgun in park incident was ‘probably stolen’

A shotgun fired four times in the Rawhiti Domain in New Brighton on Sunday night was probably stolen, according to the 20-year-old who admits firing the blasts.

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Woman admits ‘drug mule’ charge

July 17, 2014 | By More
Woman admits ‘drug mule’ charge

A South African woman has admitted being a heroin drug mule on a flight into Christchurch from Singapore.

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