Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Predator says text to victim was ‘accidental’

November 28, 2013 | By More
Predator says text to victim was ‘accidental’

On-line sex predator Cameron Stuart Hore has ended up back in prison for three months for what he claims was an “accidental” text message to an earlier victim.

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Convicted murderer admits attack on prison guard

November 28, 2013 | By More
Convicted murderer admits attack on prison guard

A 54-year-old man who is seven years into a life term for a Nelson murder that involved a frenzied knife attack has admitted head-butting a prison officer while serving his time at Rolleston Prison.

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Repeat burglar and thief avoids jail term

November 26, 2013 | By More
Repeat burglar and thief avoids jail term

A cancer diagnosis and a long jail term for a conviction that was overturned on appeal have led to a home detention sentence for a repeat burglar and thief.

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Six-year jail term for LWR collapse losses

November 25, 2013 | By More
Six-year jail term for LWR collapse losses

LWR owner Kenneth James Anderson’s frauds at the time of the company’s $100 million collapse have left him shamed, devastated, bankrupt, without assets at the age of 66 – and now jailed for six years.

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Businesswoman granted suppression at sentencing

November 25, 2013 | By More
Businesswoman granted suppression at sentencing

A Christchurch woman prosecuted for a document fraud offence related to the huge LWR collapse dabbed at her eyes and thanked the judge after being fined $2000 but granted a suppression order that will let her stay in business.

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Family support for Opawa park offender

November 22, 2013 | By More
Family support for Opawa park offender

Family members are standing by a 63-year-old Avondale man who has admitted masturbating in front of two women in Hansen Park, Opawa.

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Police seek owners of missing cash

November 22, 2013 | By More
Police seek owners of missing cash

The Hornby police are seeking the owners of two sums of money recently found in the area and handed in.

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Restaurant manager fiddled loyalty points

November 22, 2013 | By More
Restaurant manager fiddled loyalty points

Restaurant manager Paul Thomas Foster fiddled the loyalty card system at the Speights Alehouse in Bealey Avenue to get himself nearly $17,000.

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Murder plea delay pending mental health report

November 22, 2013 | By More
Murder plea delay pending mental health report

Entering of a plea on a charge of murder has been deferred for a man who is continuing to undergo psychiatric evaluation in Hillmorton Hospital.

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Bogus $700,000 earthquake claim admitted

November 21, 2013 | By More
Bogus $700,000 earthquake claim admitted

The chief executive of Christchurch company Black Box Spatial Ltd has admitted deceiving an insurance company into paying out more than $700,000 in business interruption insurance after the earthquakes.

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