Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Fisherman sold blackmarket crayfish

September 16, 2013 | By More
Fisherman sold blackmarket crayfish

A fisherman who fell in with sharks – loan sharks – has been sentenced for his unlawful efforts to solve his financial problems.

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Robbery alleged in Rangiora killing

September 16, 2013 | By More
Robbery alleged in Rangiora killing

Police allege robbery was behind a killing in Rangiora at the weekend.

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Arrest made in Rangiora homicide

September 16, 2013 | By More
Arrest made in Rangiora homicide

Christchurch Police have arrested a man in connection with the homicide that occurred at Rangiora on Friday, September 13.

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Police believe attackers hitchhiked after Rangiora killing

September 15, 2013 | By More
Police believe attackers hitchhiked after Rangiora killing

Police are seeking information about hitchhikers in the Kaiapoi-Rangiora area on Friday evening, in the aftermath of an attack that left one brother injured and the other dead.

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Preventive detention warning for violent offender

September 13, 2013 | By More
Preventive detention warning for violent offender

A man who kicked his best mate in the head three times, fracturing his skull while he was pinned to the ground by someone else, has been jailed for six-and-a-half years.

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Rape accused in tears at guilty verdicts

September 12, 2013 | By More
Rape accused in tears at guilty verdicts

Joshua Allan Schooner was in tears as a Christchurch District Court jury found him guilty of raping and sexually violating a woman after considering its verdicts for just two hours.

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Steroids dealing sentencing delayed

September 11, 2013 | By More
Steroids dealing sentencing delayed

Sentencing for convicted illegal steroids dealer Phillip James Musson has been delayed to October 22, after a difficulty arose shortly before he was due to be dealt with in the Christchurch District Court today.

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Sex was consensual, says rape accused

September 11, 2013 | By More
Sex was consensual, says rape accused

A man facing rape and sexual violation charges has given evidence to tell the Christchurch District Court jury that the sexual encounter was “perfectly consensual”.

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Petrol murder case committal delayed

September 11, 2013 | By More
Petrol murder case committal delayed

More time has been granted for preparation of the prosecution case against two men charged with murder arising from an alleged burning petrol attack.

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McGrath extradition may go to Minister

September 10, 2013 | By More
McGrath extradition may go to Minister

Extradition to Australia on hundreds of sex charges for former Catholic brother Bernard Kevin McGrath may need to be considered by the Minister of Justice, after a decision on an appeal to the High Court.

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