Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Driver forgiven for tragic death of two-year-old

January 16, 2017 | By More
Driver forgiven for tragic death of two-year-old

A grieving family told the court they were “not after vengeance” for their tragic loss of a two-year-old son killed in a motor accident, when the driver was sentenced today.

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Charity box theft alleged

January 13, 2017 | By More
Charity box theft alleged

A 17-year-old has been placed under total curfew at home with his parents after being charged with stealing a Cure Kids charity box.

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Remand on charge of tourist carjacking

January 13, 2017 | By More
Remand on charge of tourist carjacking

A man charged with carjacking two tourists in Christchurch early on Monday has been granted a registrar’s remand at the Christchurch District Court.

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Six Christchurch prisoners charged with rioting

January 13, 2017 | By More
Six Christchurch prisoners charged with rioting

Six inmates at Christchurch Men’s Prison have been charged with rioting over an incident in which four Corrections staff were allegedly attacked in November.

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Judge explains dangers after imitation firearm incident

January 11, 2017 | By More
Judge explains dangers after imitation firearm incident

A judge has explained the dangers of mixing alcohol and an imitation firearm to an Aranui man who ended up in court after a confrontation with his neighbour.

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Tsunami alert burglar willing to meet victims

January 10, 2017 | By More
Tsunami alert burglar willing to meet victims

The burglar who ransacked a family’s New Brighton home during the tsunami alert evacuation in November wants to meet the victims at a restorative justice conference.

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Prisoner told to return from funeral ‘with contraband’

January 9, 2017 | By More
Prisoner told to return from funeral ‘with contraband’

A remand prisoner says he was threatened with a hiding by other inmates if he didn’t return to prison from attending his grandmother’s funeral with contraband hidden inside his body.

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Mum left smarting by judge’s comment

January 9, 2017 | By More
Mum left smarting by judge’s comment

A mum left court smarting after a judge called her “a shocking role model” for her 22-year-old daughter who was standing in the dock.

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New Brighton stabbing accused named

January 9, 2017 | By More
New Brighton stabbing accused named

Name suppression has lapsed for a man accused of the screwdriver stabbing of a woman at her New Brighton home on December 30.

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Custody remand on bookshop armed robbery charge

January 5, 2017 | By More
Custody remand on bookshop armed robbery charge

Bail was refused for a 24-year-old man charged with the armed robbery of a secondhand bookshop in Edgeware yesterday.

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