Author Archive: David Clarkson

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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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Sex workers describe client’s ‘split personality’

June 16, 2014 | By More
Sex workers describe client’s ‘split personality’

Two Manchester Street sex workers say they were sexually attacked by a client who seemed to have a split personality, the High Court at Christchurch was told.

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Devastating loss from vandalism of rebuild rig

June 13, 2014 | By More
Devastating loss from vandalism of rebuild rig

A rebuild firm lost more than $700,000 when its big imported rig parked in central Christchurch was set alight by vandals, the Christchurch District Court was told.

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Landlord gives evidence over false quake claim charges

June 13, 2014 | By More
Landlord gives evidence over false quake claim charges

Christchurch landlord Sally Mengtung Ye has begun giving evidence in her defence at her trial on 34 charges alleging she put in false invoices for earthquake repairs.

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Teen facing legal high robbery charge stays in custody

June 12, 2014 | By More
Teen facing legal high robbery charge stays in custody

Bail has again been refused for a teenager charged with an armed robbery for synthetic cannabis in the hour before Parliament’s ban on the drug came into force.

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‘Raft’ of charges indicated against accused boat burglar

June 12, 2014 | By More
‘Raft’ of charges indicated against accused boat burglar

Police say more charges are likely against a Lyttelton man now charged with burglary of six boats in Picton.

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Expert shows court his fake invoice theory

June 11, 2014 | By More
Expert shows court his fake invoice theory

A police computer expert has shown in court how he believes false invoices for earthquake repair work were created by Christchurch landlord Sally Mengtung Ye.

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Two street robbers jailed

June 11, 2014 | By More
Two street robbers jailed

Two men have been jailed for the early morning street robbery of two youths in central Christchurch.

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Horseman delays plea over endangering charge

June 10, 2014 | By More
Horseman delays plea over endangering charge

Christchurch city horseman Richard James Hayden has been granted a one-week remand on bail before he will enter a plea on a charge of endangering people’s safety by letting his horse roam.

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