Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Scuffle in court as pizza robbery accused appears

February 17, 2017 | By More
Scuffle in court as pizza robbery accused appears

A man charged with the violent armed robbery of a pizza outlet on Monday night abused the judge and scuffled with police escort staff at his court appearance.

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Adam Kearns admits drugged-driving death

February 16, 2017 | By More
Adam Kearns admits drugged-driving death

The son of jailed “Black Widow” murderess Helen Milner has admitted a charge of causing a death while driving with evidence of methamphetamine use in his blood.

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Hammer-wielding dairy robber jailed

February 16, 2017 | By More
Hammer-wielding dairy robber jailed

A 21-year-old Aranui man has been jailed for four years after admitting being the disguised, hammer-wielding robber who was bravely tackled by a dairy employee.

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One last struggle, as youth jailed for life

February 16, 2017 | By More
One last struggle, as youth jailed for life

After fighting for all of his 18 years, Taniela Kotoitoga Daven Tiako Waitokia ended his High Court sentencing for murder with another struggle in court.

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Pellet-gun street robbery denied

February 14, 2017 | By More
Pellet-gun street robbery denied

A teenager is denying the pellet-gun street robbery of four people.

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Eight-year-old boys shot with airgun

February 10, 2017 | By More
Eight-year-old boys shot with airgun

Police began inquiries after teachers noticed small bruises on the legs of twin boys aged eight, a day after they had both been shot with an air gun.

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Christmas Day murder charge denied

February 10, 2017 | By More
Christmas Day murder charge denied

Franchesca Kororia Borell has denied the murder of 25-year-old Hardeep Singh who was allegedly stabbed in an incident on Christmas Day.

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Woman believed business associate tried to run her down

February 9, 2017 | By More
Woman believed business associate tried to run her down

A Christchurch engineering firm owner has been ordered to pay $2500 to a former business associate who believes he tried to run her down in a company vehicle.

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Lawyer objects to police ‘interference’ in tenancy

February 7, 2017 | By More
Lawyer objects to police ‘interference’ in tenancy

A lawyer has taken issue with police “interference” in a man’s new tenancy agreement after he was charged with assaulting two neighbours.

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Suppression lifts on Alexandra indecency accused

February 7, 2017 | By More
Suppression lifts on Alexandra indecency accused

Name suppression has lapsed for a Woodend man charged with indecently assaulting a girl at an Alexandra school holiday programme in January.

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