Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Young driver admits causing three deaths

May 9, 2017 | By More
Young driver admits causing three deaths

A 14-year-old unlicensed driver has admitted causing the deaths of three teenagers through his dangerous driving near Leeston on Boxing Day.

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Fraudster’s victims will be repaid

May 9, 2017 | By More
Fraudster’s victims will be repaid

The victims of convicted fraudster Ann-Marie Kathrine Smith will get their money back, but her sentencing has been delayed another month.

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Man admits attack on High Court witness

May 9, 2017 | By More
Man admits attack on High Court witness

A man who attacked a witness who had just given evidence against his stepfather in the Christchurch High Court has been remanded on bail for sentencing after admitting three charges.

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14-year 6-month term for cocaine importation

May 9, 2017 | By More
14-year 6-month term for cocaine importation

Thirty-four-year-old Lee Dixon has begun a 14-year 6-month jail term for importing cocaine that would have been worth up to $2.4 million on the streets, while he was on home detention.

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Driver sentenced for Canterbury leg of chase

May 8, 2017 | By More
Driver sentenced for Canterbury leg of chase

An Invercargill 20-year-old has been given 80 hours of community work for the Canterbury leg of his 720km South Island journey that involved three police pursuits.

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Fraudster in custody ahead of sentencing

April 29, 2017 | By More
Fraudster in custody ahead of sentencing

Convicted fraudster Ann-Marie Kathrine Smith will spend 11 days in custody ahead of her Christchurch District Court sentencing, after failing to appear on Wednesday.

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Trio deny ecstasy importation

April 28, 2017 | By More
Trio deny ecstasy importation

Three foreign visitors have denied involvement in a 5kg drug importation intercepted at Christchurch International Airport three weeks ago.

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Jail looms for young robbers, judge warns

April 28, 2017 | By More
Jail looms for young robbers, judge warns

A youth offender will serve an adult jail sentence for two armed raids on the Woolston Night and Day store, after a judge sent a public message about the repeated robberies.

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Convicted fraudster shows up

April 27, 2017 | By More
Convicted fraudster shows up

Convicted fraudster Ann-Marie Kathrine Smith has made an appearance at the Christchurch District Court office a day after a warrant was issued for her arrest because of a sentencing no-show.

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Bogus social worker jailed for sex offending

April 27, 2017 | By More
Bogus social worker jailed for sex offending

A man who posed as a social worker to groom a group of teenage runaways and then indecently assaulted one of the boys as he slept has been jailed for two years.

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