Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Remand in custody on drugs-for-supply charges

September 25, 2013 | By More
Remand in custody on drugs-for-supply charges

No bail was sought for a Rangiora man charged with possession of drugs for supply, when he appeared in the Christchurch District Court.

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Crown case criticised in closing addresses

September 24, 2013 | By More
Crown case criticised in closing addresses

Counsel for two robbery accused say the Crown has not proved beyond doubt that they were the men with masks and firearms who held up a Christchurch bar, but the Crown says its circumstantial case against them is strong.

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Police dog ensures witness’ attendance at trial

September 23, 2013 | By More
Police dog ensures witness’ attendance at trial

An armed robbery trial witness appeared at court bloodied and bandaged after a police dog had ensured he would attend at the Christchurch Court House.

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Teen took parked digger

September 23, 2013 | By More
Teen took parked digger

A teenager has narrowly avoided a long remand in custody after admitting taking a parked excavator and drink-driving in it.

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Court of Appeal returns to Christchurch

September 20, 2013 | By More
Court of Appeal returns to Christchurch

The Court of Appeal will shortly sit at the Christchurch Court House for the first time since the September 2010 earthquake.

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Police call assault sentence ‘inadequate’

September 19, 2013 | By More
Police call assault sentence ‘inadequate’

A sentence imposed on a man with a history of repeated attacks on the police has been criticised by the police as “manifestly inadequate”.

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Warrant to arrest: Johnny Gosling-Beedles

September 19, 2013 | By More
Warrant to arrest: Johnny Gosling-Beedles

Christchurch police are asking for information to try to find Johnny Gosling-Beedles, 28, who has warrants out for his arrest.

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Night visits not quiet affairs

September 19, 2013 | By More
Night visits not quiet affairs

This appears to be why the police are reluctant to accept that people just don’t notice when they make nocturnal bail checks to ensure that people are at home as required.

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Man to defend charges over stolen vehicles

September 19, 2013 | By More
Man to defend charges over stolen vehicles

A man facing charges over an alleged stolen car “chop shop” has indicated he will plead not guilty.

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Trial hears of robbery victims’ ‘resistance’

September 19, 2013 | By More
Trial hears of robbery victims’ ‘resistance’

Small episodes of bravery and resistance among bar patrons and staff in the face of masked and armed raiders emerged from the evidence in the Sideline Bar robbery trial.

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