Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Fraud marriage broker denied flight for sentencing

January 25, 2017 | By More
Fraud marriage broker denied flight for sentencing

A scam marriage broker’s efforts to return to Christchurch for sentencing for fraud have been scuppered by immigration which has refused to let her fly in from Australia.

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Woman admits ‘family misfortunes’ were a rip-off

January 24, 2017 | By More
Woman admits ‘family misfortunes’ were a rip-off

A woman who has admitted conning $3000 out of a Kiwibank customer with a sad story about her family’s terrible misfortunes is fighting to keep her name and photograph out of the media.

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Police arrest two for burglary ‘in the hood’

January 24, 2017 | By More
Police arrest two for burglary ‘in the hood’

Two people charged with the burglary of a restaurant across the road from the Sydenham Police
Station have been remanded in custody at the Christchurch District Court.

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‘Bad singer’ held in custody

January 24, 2017 | By More
‘Bad singer’ held in custody

A defiant love song from the dock in Christchurch’s main court landed the 33-year-old singer in custody.

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Police allege pellet gun used in robbery

January 24, 2017 | By More
Police allege pellet gun used in robbery

A 17-year-old Sydenham youth has been granted bail after his arrest on a charge of using a pellet gun to rob four people walking in the street.

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Drink-driving mum admits ‘stupidity’

January 23, 2017 | By More
Drink-driving mum admits ‘stupidity’

A woman caught driving at Rolleston with a high breath-alcohol level while her two young children were in the back seat admits it was “just stupidity” that she was driving.

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Man admits mugging tourist

January 20, 2017 | By More
Man admits mugging tourist

A man who took part in mugging a Turkish tourist in the sand dunes at New Brighton has been jailed for 22 months.

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Indecency accused banned from schools

January 19, 2017 | By More
Indecency accused banned from schools

A North Canterbury man charged with indecently assaulting a girl at an Alexandra school holiday programme has been banned from entering schools while on remand.

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Bus lounge violence ‘more of a family matter’

January 19, 2017 | By More
Bus lounge violence ‘more of a family matter’

A man linked to the Mongrel Mob has described a tomahawk incident at the Riccarton Bus Lounge as “more of a family matter than a gang matter”.

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Seven-year jail term for three robberies

January 18, 2017 | By More
Seven-year jail term for three robberies

Seven years’ jail were imposed on a 22-year-old Christchurch man who had admitted three robberies involving six people.

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