Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Firearms charges denied after Woolston incident

April 3, 2017 | By More
Firearms charges denied after Woolston incident

A man allegedly shot by the police during an incident in Woolston two months ago has denied all charges at the Christchurch District Court.

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Custody remand after Hornby shooting

March 31, 2017 | By More
Custody remand after Hornby shooting

Bail was opposed for a Hornby man charged after a man was found shot in the leg with a shotgun overnight in Christchurch.

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Neighbourhood clash brings jail time

March 31, 2017 | By More
Neighbourhood clash brings jail time

A neighbourhood clash between a man with former gang connections and a foreign couple has led to confrontation, court appearances, and jail time.

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Mixed verdicts in ‘memory’ trial

March 30, 2017 | By More
Mixed verdicts in ‘memory’ trial

A sex abuse trial that was said to be about the reliability of memory has ended in a mix of guilty and not guilty verdicts in the Christchurch District Court.

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Shoplifter used scissors to lunge at people

March 30, 2017 | By More
Shoplifter used scissors to lunge at people

A judge says he doubts a shoplifter’s claim that it was coincidence that he had a pair of scissors which he used to lunge at two people who tried to stop him.

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Repeat armed robber faces long jail term

March 29, 2017 | By More
Repeat armed robber faces long jail term

A man will serve all of a four-and-a-half year jail term for the knife-point robbery of two Christchurch taxi drivers, which probably netted just over $200.

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Fresh warrant for woman in Australia

March 29, 2017 | By More
Fresh warrant for woman in Australia

A fresh warrant has been issued for the arrest of Simone Anne Wright, who is in Australia, and police now believe they know where she is.

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Jury to ponder memory evidence at abuse trial

March 29, 2017 | By More
Jury to ponder memory evidence at abuse trial

A jury will soon consider experts’ theories about how memory works as it decides its verdicts in a trial on allegations of historic sexual abuse.

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Murder accused denies ever striking toddler

March 28, 2017 | By More
Murder accused denies ever striking toddler

Troy Kevin Taylor has told the jury at his murder trial that his repeated concussion injuries never caused him to lose control or strike the baby he is accused of assaulting and killing.

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Toddler died from ‘multiple blunt force injuries’, trial told

March 27, 2017 | By More
Toddler died from ‘multiple blunt force injuries’, trial told

Injuries to the jaw of 14-month-old Ihaka Stokes the day before his death were not consistent with a fall while he was in his cot, a doctor told the sixth day of the murder trial of Troy Kevin Taylor.

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