Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Horse ill-treatment convictions stand

June 19, 2014 | By More
Horse ill-treatment convictions stand

Convictions for horse ill-treatment will stand against two Canterbury brothers who have tried to withdraw the guilty pleas they put in during a Christchurch District Court trial last year.

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Sex and violence accused denies it happened

June 19, 2014 | By More
Sex and violence accused denies it happened

“It just didn’t happen,” says a man who is on trial on sexual violation, assault, and kidnapping charges in his evidence in the High Court at Christchurch.

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Drunken friend carried out knifepoint robbery

June 18, 2014 | By More
Drunken friend carried out knifepoint robbery

Replaying a song over and over was the trigger for an incident that became a knifepoint robbery.

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Workplace bully dealt to, court hears

June 18, 2014 | By More
Workplace bully dealt to, court hears

A 32-year-old Kaiapoi man who dealt to a workmate described in court as a racist bully and put him in hospital has been given a term of community detention and community work.

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Trial hears of ‘rough sex’ agreement

June 18, 2014 | By More
Trial hears of ‘rough sex’ agreement

An agreement with a prostitute to have “rough sex” has been raised at the Christchurch trial of a man charged with kidnapping, rape, assault and sexual violation involving two sex workers.

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Charges over drainage work heading for trial

June 18, 2014 | By More
Charges over drainage work heading for trial

Operations manager for Christchurch firm Alligator Drainage, Graham Daniel Lilley, has indicated not guilty pleas and elected jury trial for 16 charges he faces of causing a loss by deception.

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Jail term imposed for boyracer incident

June 17, 2014 | By More
Jail term imposed for boyracer incident

Home detention was ruled out for a 22-year-old who caused $14,428 damage in a high profile boyracer incident in which a police patrol car was clipped in a getaway attempt in Deans Avenue.

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Airport runaway to be held until deportation

June 17, 2014 | By More
Airport runaway to be held until deportation

A man who ran from immigration officials during routine arrival questioning at Christchurch Airport on Friday is being held in Hillmorton Hospital until he can be deported.

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Horseman denies endangering safety charge

June 17, 2014 | By More
Horseman denies endangering safety charge

Christchurch horseman Richard James Hayden claims a gust of wind spooked his horses and caused the motor accident that has led to him facing a charge of endangering safety.

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Fraud accused tells of signing cat’s name

June 17, 2014 | By More
Fraud accused tells of signing cat’s name

Christchurch landlord Sally Mengtung Ye has admitted signing off an invoice as paid with the word “Andy” – the name of her cat.

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