Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Men deny legal highs robbery

May 29, 2014 | By More
Men deny legal highs robbery

Two men charged with the armed robbery of an R18 store in Linwood in the hour before synthetic highs became illegal are denying the charge and heading for jury trial.

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Long jail term for eye-gouging attack

May 28, 2014 | By More
Long jail term for eye-gouging attack

A 24-year-old who destroyed his victim’s eye in a home invasion attack wiped away tears as he was jailed for eight years.

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Four months’ jail for repeated threats to PM

May 28, 2014 | By More
Four months’ jail for repeated threats to PM

Serial threat-maker All Means All has gone to jail for four months maintaining that he will not eat or drink until he is released.

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‘Perfect employee’ stole $173,000 from firm

May 28, 2014 | By More
‘Perfect employee’ stole $173,000 from firm

Kelly Jane Mackley claims she was “something of a perfect employee” – before she stole $173,000 from the company.

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Lies about driver thwarted fatal crash prosecution

May 28, 2014 | By More
Lies about driver thwarted fatal crash prosecution

Lies told to the police have prevented anyone being held accountable for an Otira truck crash in which one man was killed and two others seriously injured.

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Drainage company official faces deception charges

May 27, 2014 | By More
Drainage company official faces deception charges

The operations manager of Christchurch firm Alligator Drainage, which was placed in liquidation last month, has now been charged with causing losses totalling $168,345 by deception.

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Horse owner charged over car crash

May 26, 2014 | By More
Horse owner charged over car crash

Horse owner Richard James Hayden has been charged with endangering people’s safety by letting a horse roam in Christchurch city on a night when it was hit by a car and killed.

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Home detention for raid on building supplies

May 12, 2014 | By More
Home detention for raid on building supplies

Home detention has been granted to a 35-year-old father-of-three who says he was acting under a threat to his family when he joined in a raid to steal building materials.

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Sex offender faces likely ‘life sentence’

May 12, 2014 | By More
Sex offender faces likely ‘life sentence’

At the age of 67, sex offender Christopher David Williams is almost resigned to his 17-year jail term being a life sentence.

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Burglary ringleader jailed

May 12, 2014 | By More
Burglary ringleader jailed

The leader of a group that planned and carried out house burglaries with losses of $46,500 in the Bishopdale area was jailed for two years one month.

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