Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Skull fractured over loud music

August 8, 2018 | By More
Skull fractured over loud music

A man who caused a depressed skull fracture in a dispute over loud music has been remanded for sentence after admitting a charge of injuring with reckless disregard for safety.

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A year after ‘terror’ plot, teen is getting educated

August 8, 2018 | By More
A year after ‘terror’ plot, teen is getting educated

A teenager who once plotted an ISIS-style terrorist attack in Christchurch has now clocked up his first 12 NCEA credits.

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Elderly victim of intruder to be repaid soon

August 8, 2018 | By More
Elderly victim of intruder to be repaid soon

The elderly woman victim of Jolian Wayne Thomas King, who raided her purse after being allowed to come into her home to use her phone, should be repaid soon.

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Five girls allege sexual assaults

August 7, 2018 | By More
Five girls allege sexual assaults

Five women will give evidence alleging child sex abuse by a 51-year-old man who has gone on trial in the Christchurch District Court.

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Man admits causing serious injuries

August 6, 2018 | By More
Man admits causing serious injuries

A man who seriously assaulted both a work-mate and his partner in separate incidents, pleaded guilty to two charges of intentionally injuring his victims, at the Christchurch District Court.

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Conman ‘more comfortable in prison’

August 5, 2018 | By More
Conman ‘more comfortable in prison’

A conman facing sentencing on five fraud charges, entered last minute guilty pleas to seven further charges that his counsel described as “depressingly similar”.

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Phone with open text found after fatal crash

August 3, 2018 | By More
Phone with open text found after fatal crash

Police found a cellphone with an open text message inside a car involved in a head-on crash that killed a motorcyclist on Queen Elizabeth II Drive.

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Lifelong scarring likely from dog attack

August 3, 2018 | By More
Lifelong scarring likely from dog attack

A woman faces likely lifelong scarring and a seven-year-old boy is missing his “best bud” after a vicious dog attack in Sydenham.

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Unlicensed builder must do home detention for forged documents

August 3, 2018 | By More
Unlicensed builder must do home detention for forged documents

An unlicensed builder has been ordered to do 11 months’ home detention for using forged documents relating to Christchurch building consents.

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Bail refused for alleged chase driver

August 3, 2018 | By More
Bail refused for alleged chase driver

Bail was refused for a driver allegedly wedged and halted by police patrol vehicles in Cranford Street on Tuesday afternoon after a cross-city chase.

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