Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Traffic ‘chicken’ held in custody

March 13, 2014 | By More
Traffic ‘chicken’ held in custody

A man who got drunk and played “chicken” in the traffic has ended up in custody for his own safety.

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4-year 3-month jail term for $1.1m theft

March 13, 2014 | By More
4-year 3-month jail term for $1.1m theft

Investigators can find little trace of $1,142,280 embezzled from her employers by a Christchurch woman with a gambling addiction.

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Woman carried out robbery to prevent suicide

March 13, 2014 | By More
Woman carried out robbery to prevent suicide

Deeply troubled and hearing voices, a 27-year-old Christchurch woman decided her best option to keep herself safe was to get locked up for a dairy robbery.

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Six-year jail term for wife’s ‘moment of madness’

March 13, 2014 | By More
Six-year jail term for wife’s ‘moment of madness’

Lucille Sarah Scollay has been jailed for six years for manslaughter for stabbing her husband to death in a “moment of madness” when their 20-year marriage reached breaking point. [Full Report]

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Vet nurse admits false drugs order

March 12, 2014 | By More
Vet nurse admits false drugs order

A woman who ordered three types of controlled drugs from a pharmaceutical supplier after resigning her job as a veterinary nurse has been put on supervision to deal with her drug dependency.

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High-risk driver goes straight to jail

March 12, 2014 | By More
High-risk driver goes straight to jail

A high-risk driving offender has gone straight into custody after admitting a dangerous run from the police.

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EQC money went to family in India

March 11, 2014 | By More
EQC money went to family in India

Money from a Christchurch woman’s four false EQC claims, totalling $37,487, has passed out of reach to her family in India.

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Court hears of teenager’s dangerous high speed run

March 11, 2014 | By More
Court hears of teenager’s dangerous high speed run

Teenager Daniel William Taylor has been jailed for 15 months for a red-zone house burglary and for speeding through a red light at a busy Linwood intersection at 100km an hour.

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Guilty verdict in Mellory Manning murder trial

March 11, 2014 | By More
Guilty verdict in Mellory Manning murder trial

The jury has rejected Mauha Huatahi Fawcett’s claim that he took no part in the gangland murder of Christchurch street sex worker Mellory Manning.

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Murder trial jury heads home overnight

March 10, 2014 | By More
Murder trial jury heads home overnight

Four-and-a-half hours after it retired to consider its verdict, the jury in the Mellory Manning murder trial has headed home for the night without reaching a decision.

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