Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Court to consider ‘backside kick’ that went wrong

August 16, 2013 | By More
Court to consider ‘backside kick’ that went wrong

The court will consider next week what happened in detail when a backside kick administered at an end-of-year function accidentally struck a man’s testicles and caused real damage.

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Long jail term for years of rape of girl

August 16, 2013 | By More
Long jail term for years of rape of girl

A man who raped his stepdaughter up to three times a week for more than four years from the time she was 11, has been jailed for 16 years 3 months.

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Public indecencies alleged

August 16, 2013 | By More
Public indecencies alleged

A 63-year-old man facing two charges of doing an indecent act in an Opawa Park has been granted a registrar’s remand for three weeks to arrange legal advice.

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December date for murder trial

August 16, 2013 | By More
December date for murder trial

A woman’s murder trial delayed this month because of the illness of her defence counsel has now been set for December 2.

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Home detention for 86-year-old sex offender

August 15, 2013 | By More
Home detention for 86-year-old sex offender

Twenty years after doing a “deal” with the family of his victims when they confronted him about indecencies with two small girls, a Christchurch man has faced sentencing for his crimes in the District Court.

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Scalding water attack in women’s prison

August 15, 2013 | By More
Scalding water attack in women’s prison

A rare second-strike warning has been given to a woman prisoner who tossed a bucket of scalding water over another woman inmate, causing skin to peel off.

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Teen’s bail bid falls short

May 29, 2013 | By More
Teen’s bail bid falls short

Lawyers will struggle hard to say something positive about a client, even one in a hopeless situation.

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Party rivalry leads to assault

September 4, 2012 | By More
Party rivalry leads to assault

Party rivalry led to a woman having her nose broken and another woman appearing in court.

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Airport puzzle on charge sheet

September 4, 2012 | By More
Airport puzzle on charge sheet

An unemployed 35-year-old man who breached a trespass order twice on successive days and stole a sweatshirt off a clothesline at the same address, was fined a total of $600.

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