Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Court told of mum’s chaotic night

April 4, 2014 | By More
Court told of mum’s chaotic night

A Christchurch mum’s terrible night when she had to handle two random incidents with violent drunks has been recounted in court.

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Jail for months of abuse of elderly woman

April 4, 2014 | By More
Jail for months of abuse of elderly woman

Eight months of brutal abuse – including almost daily assaults – on a slight and frail elderly woman has brought a two-year three-month jail term.

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Cocaine case may be shifted to Auckland

April 3, 2014 | By More
Cocaine case may be shifted to Auckland

Police have indicated that cocaine charges against three Brazilian men may be transferred for hearing in the Manukau District Court in Auckland.

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Psychiatric report delayed for murder accused

April 2, 2014 | By More
Psychiatric report delayed for murder accused

A psychiatric report has been delayed for the man accused of the murder of Christchurch caregiver Amy Elizabeth Farrall because of the medication involved in his continuing surgery.

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Improvised shotgun found during police search

April 2, 2014 | By More
Improvised shotgun found during police search

A man has admitted possession of an improvised shotgun and ammunition found during a police search of his Kaiapoi home.

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Central city street robbery admitted

April 1, 2014 | By More
Central city street robbery admitted

Home and community detention has been ruled out for a man who has been in custody for more than two months charged with an early morning street robbery in central Christchurch.

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Ryder assault case hearing delayed

March 28, 2014 | By More
Ryder assault case hearing delayed

A court session to settle jury trial arrangements for the man accused of bashing cricket international Jesse Ryder has been put off to April 24.

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Red zone burglars ‘picking over carcass of the city’

March 28, 2014 | By More
Red zone burglars ‘picking over carcass of the city’

Red zone burglars were “picking over the carcass of what’s left of our city”, said a judge as he jailed an offender for 25 months.

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Court hears of frightening incident for girl

March 28, 2014 | By More
Court hears of frightening incident for girl

A man’s joy at getting permanent work led to drinking and an incident at Riccarton where he lifted a 10-year-old girl off the ground.

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Synthetic cannabis seen as factor in bashing

March 26, 2014 | By More
Synthetic cannabis seen as factor in bashing

Synthetic cannabis was seen as contributing to an episode of “mindless behaviour” that led to three people being bashed – two of them with a hammer – in a drive-through queue at a food outlet early one morning.

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