Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Gas torch used as weapon, police allege

June 19, 2017 | By More
Gas torch used as weapon, police allege

Two charges of using a gas torch to assault a woman have been laid against a 44-year-old man who was allegedly on the run from police for seven months.

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Problem driver runs out of second chances

June 18, 2017 | By More
Problem driver runs out of second chances

The disorganisation and chaos of Richard Graham’s life has reached the limits of a judge’s patience, and the 28-year-old has now farewelled his children for a few months.

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$9000 reparations ordered for pile-up

June 18, 2017 | By More
$9000 reparations ordered for pile-up

The victim of a terrible pile-up involving a street-sweeping truck near Rangiora will not get all the reparation she was asking for after her vehicle was written off, a court has decided.

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Man shot by police pleads guilty

June 16, 2017 | By More
Man shot by police pleads guilty

A man shot in the face by police in a Woolston firearms incident in February has admitted six charges and is in custody for sentencing.

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Remand to Dunedin for robbery accused

June 15, 2017 | By More
Remand to Dunedin for robbery accused

An additional carjacking charge has been laid against Dunedin man Michael John Hughes after police arrested him in Canterbury on Wednesday at the end of a manhunt.

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Child sex abuse victim will be ‘haunted forever’

June 14, 2017 | By More
Child sex abuse victim will be ‘haunted forever’

A woman says she will be “haunted forever” after learning that there was a second victim of Sidney John Hurst’s child sexual abuse.

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Meth dealer had used pistol for threats

June 14, 2017 | By More
Meth dealer had used pistol for threats

A drug dealer who already has a murder conviction in Australia admitted to police that he had used a pistol to threaten people, after his arrest in Christchurch for meth dealing.

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Alleged burglar-on-camera held in custody

June 14, 2017 | By More
Alleged burglar-on-camera held in custody

A man alleged to have been caught on video leaving the scene after a burglary has been remanded in custody at the Christchurch District Court. [Updated report]

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Spitting passenger will get chance to apologise

June 13, 2017 | By More
Spitting passenger will get chance to apologise

A drunk aircraft passenger will have a chance to apologise to a crew member after spitting in her face on a flight from Auckland three weeks ago.

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Tight security for party rape verdicts

June 9, 2017 | By More
Tight security for party rape verdicts

A courtroom dissolved into gasps and tears as a jury delivered guilty verdicts against two young men accused of rape and sexual violation of a drunk 15-year-old girl at a party.

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