Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Determined support from mum for son’s bail

June 9, 2017 | By More
Determined support from mum for son’s bail

Mum came to court to support her son’s application for release on bail…in spite of her recent death.

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Mother admits injuring two-year-old

June 9, 2017 | By More
Mother admits injuring two-year-old

A mother from China has admitted a charge of injuring her two-year-old son with reckless disregard for his safety.

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17-year non-parole term for father-figure who ‘snapped’

June 9, 2017 | By More
17-year non-parole term for father-figure who ‘snapped’

Troy Kevin Taylor, who “snapped from frustration” and caused fatal injuries to a toddler, has been jailed for life with a non-parole term of 17 years.

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Facebook flirting before rape allegations

June 8, 2017 | By More
Facebook flirting before rape allegations

Months of Facebook flirting happened before a disastrous teenage party that has left a 15-year-old girl alleging rape and two men on trial in the Christchurch District Court.

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Mobster threatened to cut off woman’s fingers

June 8, 2017 | By More
Mobster threatened to cut off woman’s fingers

A Mongrel Mobster asked a woman, “Do you want to lose your fingers?” when she refused to hand over her phone during a debt collection visit.

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Worker died after machine crushing accident

June 7, 2017 | By More
Worker died after machine crushing accident

A Sydenham company must pay $72,000 for the death of a staff member who died of a heart attack after being crushed in machinery.

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Pistol held to head during dairy robbery

June 7, 2017 | By More
Pistol held to head during dairy robbery

A Killer Beez gang member who held a pistol to the head of a dairy owner he was robbing has been jailed for four years seven months.

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False invoice scheme netted $86,000

June 2, 2017 | By More
False invoice scheme netted $86,000

A Christchurch man was regarded as a loyal employee for seven years while he stole $86,000 from the company with false invoices.

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Australian deportation policy questioned

May 31, 2017 | By More
Australian deportation policy questioned

A judge has questioned the justice of Australia’s policy of deporting offenders when a 22-year-old rapidly got himself into more trouble after being returned to New Zealand.

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Judge’s warning against ‘unwelcome touching’

May 30, 2017 | By More
Judge’s warning against ‘unwelcome touching’

A judge has sent a deterrent message to men to keep their hands to themselves in a case that may see a former Christchurch taxi driver deported to India.

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