Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Hung jury in drug and rape trial

April 19, 2017 | By More
Hung jury in drug and rape trial

A jury has been unable to reach agreement in the seven-day trial of a 31-year-old meth dealer charged with stupefying and raping a woman on the West Coast in 2014.

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Not guilty plea in blackmail case

April 14, 2017 | By More
Not guilty plea in blackmail case

Name suppression has lapsed for a 37-year-old New Brighton man who denies a charge of blackmail.

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Guilty verdicts in historic sex trial

April 13, 2017 | By More
Guilty verdicts in historic sex trial

A jury has accepted two women’s evidence of sex offending dating back as far as the 1950s, and convicted a 77-year-old man on eight charges.

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Fraudster has two weeks to get money for victims

April 12, 2017 | By More
Fraudster has two weeks to get money for victims

A fraudster has been given two weeks to come up with the $3750 she conned out of two victims, or face a possible jail sentence.

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Marylands abuse victim sentenced for violation

April 12, 2017 | By More
Marylands abuse victim sentenced for violation

A man who endured more than a decade of childhood sexual abuse at Marylands special school has been granted home detention after admitting a drunken sexual violation.

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Three deny murder charge

April 12, 2017 | By More
Three deny murder charge

Three people have denied the murder of a man who was found injured at Sumner last month, at appearances by video-link in the High Court at Christchurch today.

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Marriage scammer to stay in Australia for sentencing

April 11, 2017 | By More
Marriage scammer to stay in Australia for sentencing

For the second time, Immigration New Zealand has stymied the sentencing of a marriage scam fraudster by refusing her entry into the country.

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Alleged shooting victim gets more time for court appearance

April 11, 2017 | By More
Alleged shooting victim gets more time for court appearance

Police were refused an arrest warrant when a man allegedly shot in a gang incident on March 30 failed to appear on other charges at the Christchurch District Court today because of his injuries.

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Bail granted on courtroom bashing charges

April 11, 2017 | By More
Bail granted on courtroom bashing charges

A man charged with bashing a witness in a High Court hearing on Monday has been allowed bail and released from custody at the Christchurch Court House.

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Punches thrown in High Court

April 10, 2017 | By More
Punches thrown in High Court

Violence erupted during a break at a hearing over a gang home invasion at the main High Court courtroom in Christchurch.

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