Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Horse owner charged over car crash

May 26, 2014 | By More
Horse owner charged over car crash

Horse owner Richard James Hayden has been charged with endangering people’s safety by letting a horse roam in Christchurch city on a night when it was hit by a car and killed.

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Home detention for raid on building supplies

May 12, 2014 | By More
Home detention for raid on building supplies

Home detention has been granted to a 35-year-old father-of-three who says he was acting under a threat to his family when he joined in a raid to steal building materials.

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Sex offender faces likely ‘life sentence’

May 12, 2014 | By More
Sex offender faces likely ‘life sentence’

At the age of 67, sex offender Christopher David Williams is almost resigned to his 17-year jail term being a life sentence.

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Burglary ringleader jailed

May 12, 2014 | By More
Burglary ringleader jailed

The leader of a group that planned and carried out house burglaries with losses of $46,500 in the Bishopdale area was jailed for two years one month.

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Sentencing for on-line conman delayed

May 9, 2014 | By More
Sentencing for on-line conman delayed

Sentencing for a man accused of being an on-line conman has been delayed to July for more preparations to be carried out.

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Ashburton drug offenders plead guilty

May 9, 2014 | By More
Ashburton drug offenders plead guilty

An Ashburton father-of-four described in court as “not the Mr Big of Central Canterbury” has been warned that he still faces a possible jail term after admitting drugs charges.

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Post-trial tensions led to assault

May 9, 2014 | By More
Post-trial tensions led to assault

Tensions between a father and son about conflicting evidence they gave at a Christchurch District Court trial led to an assault when they returned home after the hearing.

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Mum’s credit card saves son from jail term

May 9, 2014 | By More
Mum’s credit card saves son from jail term

A last minute flourish of his mother’s credit card has allowed a home detention sentence for a 33-year-old Leeston man whose successful cannabis growing could have earned $98,000 a year.

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Sex worker attack accused struggling to get bail

May 9, 2014 | By More
Sex worker attack accused struggling to get bail

A man charged with assaulting a Christchurch sex worker with intent to commit sexual violation has been struggling to find a suitable address for his release on bail.

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Long jail term for rape of drunk, sleeping teen

May 8, 2014 | By More
Long jail term for rape of drunk, sleeping teen

A man’s breach of trust in raping and violating an 18-year-old woman who was sleeping off her heavy drinking at his Linwood house has drawn an eight-and-a-half year jail term.

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