Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Man says he is too scared to name attacker

April 10, 2014 | By More
Man says he is too scared to name attacker

A man accused of an eye-gouging attack says he did not do it and the real attacker is too scary to name.

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Judge reticent about sex victim reading statement

April 10, 2014 | By More
Judge reticent about sex victim reading statement

A judge has grudgingly allowed one child sex abuse victim to read her statement in court, after the victims had declined a restorative justice meeting where they could have confronted the offender.

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Three young red zone offenders jailed

April 9, 2014 | By More
Three young red zone offenders jailed

Three young men were called “mindless idiots” by a judge who jailed them all for burgling and vandalising 11 red zone properties in east Christchurch and setting one alight.

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Attack victim told of eye ‘popping’

April 9, 2014 | By More
Attack victim told of eye ‘popping’

An Oxford man says he heard a “pop” as a man gouged his right eye during an attack in his bed, a Christchurch District Court assault trial has been told.

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Legal high led to neighbourhood rampage

April 9, 2014 | By More
Legal high led to neighbourhood rampage

A 28-year-old Avonhead man has been granted a discharge without conviction after his first venture into using a type of synthetic cannabis led to him doing $5271 damage around the neighbourhood.

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Woman charged with aiding armed robber

April 8, 2014 | By More
Woman charged with aiding armed robber

The partner of a man who has admitted the armed robbery of a Redwood bar has now been charged with hiding evidence to help the man avoid arrest.

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Child sex abuser jailed for 14 years

April 7, 2014 | By More
Child sex abuser jailed for 14 years

A judge has lifted name suppression on a 32-year-old Christchurch man before jailing him for 14 years for sex offending on two young girls.

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Injured man denies domestic violence charges

April 7, 2014 | By More
Injured man denies domestic violence charges

A man who came into court in a wheelchair has admitted charges of assault using a weapon and intentionally damaging a tyre, but has pleaded not guilty to domestic violence charges.

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Former police officer denies assault charges

April 4, 2014 | By More
Former police officer denies assault charges

A former South Canterbury police officer is denying three charges of assault and the case is heading for a Christchurch District Court trial.

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Jail term imposed for ‘moronic’ shooting

April 4, 2014 | By More
Jail term imposed for ‘moronic’ shooting

A 23-year-old man’s actions were called imbecilic and moronic when he was jailed for five years for shooting a rival in a Hagley Park confrontation.

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