Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Nuisance tourist admits being ‘a pain’

July 9, 2014 | By More
Nuisance tourist admits being ‘a pain’

A drunken Englishman on holiday admits he was “a pain in the arse” during a night of bizarre behaviour at Christchurch Casino and a Merivale bar.

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Jail term for repeat violent offender

July 9, 2014 | By More
Jail term for repeat violent offender

Paul James Tangahue has gone to jail for six months for his fifth conviction for assaulting women.

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Alcohol defence remains untried

July 8, 2014 | By More
Alcohol defence remains untried

The theory of alcohol idiosyncratic intoxication never got its day in court.

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Alcohol and violence syndrome on trial

July 7, 2014 | By More
Alcohol and violence syndrome on trial

Experts will put opposing views before a jury about Alcohol Idiosyncratic Intoxication syndrome and whether it could have caused a violent incident in which a Christchurch man was stabbed in the head.

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IT tech forged documents for trial

July 7, 2014 | By More
IT tech forged documents for trial

A technician in the information technology industry who forged two documents for his defence at a benefit fraud trial has been sentenced to home detention for eight months.

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Rapid health decline for massage offender

July 4, 2014 | By More
Rapid health decline for massage offender

Rapid health deterioration while in custody awaiting sentence has struck a 60-year-old man found guilty of 14 charges of indecently assaulting three women during massages in 2012.

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Woman admits stealing $472,000

July 4, 2014 | By More
Woman admits stealing $472,000

The Crown wants a detailed report ahead of sentencing on the assets and income of a 41-year-old Christchurch woman who has admitted stealing almost half a million dollars.

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Masseur acquitted in indecency trial

July 3, 2014 | By More
Masseur acquitted in indecency trial

A jury has acquitted a masseur of indecently touching a woman customer, but he will leave New Zealand with his wife almost immediately.

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Streaking costs naked runner

July 3, 2014 | By More
Streaking costs naked runner

Forsyth Barr Stadium streaker Adam Steven Holtslag can do his arithmetic. Crime does not pay.

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Synthetic cannabis cited as factor in abuse

July 2, 2014 | By More
Synthetic cannabis cited as factor in abuse

A man who was dependent on synthetic cannabis has been jailed for four years nine months for the sexual abuse of his eight-year-old stepdaughter.

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