Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Airport oops leads to jail

January 28, 2018 | By More
Airport oops leads to jail

A 32-year-old man has begun has begun a 20-month jail term after a monumental luggage oops at Christchurch Airport.

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Victim of sex offending tells of suicide attempts

January 27, 2018 | By More
Victim of sex offending tells of suicide attempts

An under-age girl has repeatedly tried to commit suicide after becoming the victim of 43-year-old Michael Francis Goodwin’s sex offending.

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Crooked career choice in question

January 26, 2018 | By More
Crooked career choice in question

A judge told Sean Daniel Browne he was “not the smartest guy”. Might be time for the teenager to rethink his crooked career choice.

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Tears as first offender jailed for drugs raid

January 25, 2018 | By More
Tears as first offender jailed for drugs raid

A 24-year-old first offender wiped away tears as he was jailed for a meth-fuelled home invasion and drugs robbery in which the victim was bashed and tied.

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‘A roadmap to crime’

January 25, 2018 | By More
‘A roadmap to crime’

Shaun Francis Whittaker claims he has been “incarcerated in some form” for 27 of his 41 years.

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Man jailed for indecencies after online contact

January 24, 2018 | By More
Man jailed for indecencies after online contact

It began with a 47-year-old man confiscating booze from a 15-year-old girl at a party because she was too young. Months of sexual indecencies followed.

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Teen robber had $2000-a-day meth habit

January 24, 2018 | By More
Teen robber had $2000-a-day meth habit

An 18-year-old had a $2000-a-day meth habit when he did the armed robbery that has put him in jail for three years eight months, the Christchurch District Court was told.

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Businessman admits $750,000 frauds

January 23, 2018 | By More
Businessman admits $750,000 frauds

Canterbury businessman Paul Martin Encell has admitted defrauding $750,000 from the tax department, businesses, and one man who contracted him to build a house.

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Custody remand on attempted murder charge

January 23, 2018 | By More
Custody remand on attempted murder charge

A woman charged with attempted murder after the alleged stabbing of a man at a house in Riccarton on Monday has been remanded in custody at the Christchurch District Court.

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Alleged shooter refused bail

January 22, 2018 | By More
Alleged shooter refused bail

Bail was refused for a 58-year-old man charged with shooting a woman in Bryndwr last week, when he applied to be released from custody at the Christchurch District Court today.

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