Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Sexting led to bloody street brawl

September 3, 2013 | By More
Sexting led to bloody street brawl

Sending sexually explicit text messages led to bad blood between two Pacific Island families in Christchurch, an armed confrontation in the street, and four men injured in hospital.

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Mid Canterbury liquor purchase checks

September 2, 2013 | By More
Mid Canterbury liquor purchase checks

Two licensed premises sold alcohol to under-age customers during a police controlled purchase operation on 11 liquor outlets in Mid Canterbury on Saturday August 31.

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One red zone burglary accused stays in custody

August 30, 2013 | By More
One red zone burglary accused stays in custody

One of three young men charged with a series of burglaries in the residential red zone in Christchurch’s eastern suburbs is staying in custody.

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Dealer admits receiving stolen cars

August 30, 2013 | By More
Dealer admits receiving stolen cars

Scrap metal yard director Dean Raymond Crosbie has entered immediate guilty pleas to 13 charges after police searched his business in Rolleston early this month.   When interviewed about receiving stolen cars and parts, Crosbie told police: “I take people at face value.” He admitted he sometimes thought the purchases were “too good to be […]

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Jury can sympathise over repeated thefts, says Crown

August 23, 2013 | By More
Jury can sympathise over repeated thefts, says Crown

Crown says jury can sympathise over repeated thefts from Kaiapoi business. David Clemence kidnap, bashing trial, Day 4.

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Drug importation over a year alleged

August 23, 2013 | By More
Drug importation over a year alleged

Child care worker faces additional drug importation charge.

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Charges reduced in kidnap, bashing trial

August 22, 2013 | By More
Charges reduced in kidnap, bashing trial

Charges reduced on fourth day of David Clemence kidnap, bashing trial.

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Thieves beaten, tied, and thrown in river, Crown alleges

August 20, 2013 | By More
Thieves beaten, tied, and thrown in river, Crown alleges

Crown prosecutor says defendant was “on a mission” to recover tools stolen from his company in previous raids.

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Businessman denies kidnap, assault charges

August 19, 2013 | By More
Businessman denies kidnap, assault charges

David Clemence denies 18 charges including kidnapping and assault.

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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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