Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Girl jumped from moving car to escape rapist

November 14, 2013 | By More
Girl jumped from moving car to escape rapist

An 11-year-old girl jumped from a moving vehicle on a North Canterbury road to escape from the teenager who had just raped her.

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Strip-for-drugs dealer jailed for four years six months

November 14, 2013 | By More
Strip-for-drugs dealer jailed for four years six months

The children of a strip-for-drugs cannabis dealer have left school after being taunted and bullied, the High Court at Christchurch was told as the dealer was jailed for four-and-a-half years.

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Student brought in high risk food

November 13, 2013 | By More
Student brought in high risk food

A Chinese student will have to pay penalties totalling $1130 for failing to declare 57 food items she tried to bring into New Zealand through Christchurch International Airport.

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‘Shame on you,’ judge tells owner of starving horses

November 13, 2013 | By More
‘Shame on you,’ judge tells owner of starving horses

A horse-owner has been told, “Shame on you,” by a judge for clearly feeding himself while his animals were starving.

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Costs awarded against police

November 13, 2013 | By More
Costs awarded against police

The Commissioner of Police has been ordered to pay $300 costs to a young man because he was summoned to attend an incorrect session at the Christchurch District Court.

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Mother admits endangering children who lived in meth lab house

November 13, 2013 | By More
Mother admits endangering children who lived in meth lab house

A woman has admitted endangering the health of her son and daughter by having them living with her in a house that was being used for methamphetamine manufacture.

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‘Keep out of gangs’ – jailed dad’s message

November 13, 2013 | By More
‘Keep out of gangs’ – jailed dad’s message

A man facing a long jail term for injuring his five-year-old son with a heater has spoken from the dock to tell his teenage boy to stay away from gangs.

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‘Plum sauce burglar’ agrees to custody remand

November 13, 2013 | By More
‘Plum sauce burglar’ agrees to custody remand

Christchurch’s alleged plum sauce burglar has agreed to a remand in custody while he recovers in Christchurch Hospital from the police dog bite wounds he received at the time of his arrest.

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Man says he is struggling after blackmail conviction quashed

November 12, 2013 | By More
Man says he is struggling after blackmail conviction quashed

Ritchie Stuart Clutterbuck says he is struggling to find work and get his life back on track after serving a two-year jail sentence for a blackmail conviction that was quashed on appeal.

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Final drugs ring offender loses last appeal

November 12, 2013 | By More
Final drugs ring offender loses last appeal

The final offender in the Operation Granite drugs conspiracy has lost his last appeal bid and his sentencing has been set for this month, 14 months after his trial in the High Court at Christchurch.

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