Author Archive: David Clarkson

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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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Child sex offender’s ‘distorted thinking’

January 18, 2017 | By More
Child sex offender’s ‘distorted thinking’

A 54-year-old man’s unrealistic views about his sex offending against a 12-year-old girl have seen him jailed for 15 months at his Christchurch District Court sentencing.

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Twists and turns in firearms trial

January 18, 2017 | By More
Twists and turns in firearms trial

A Yaldhurst man grabbed in a pre-dawn police raid has asked a judge to accept that a rifle found in a woodpile at his address may have been hidden there by a man who later shot him.

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Online child abuse porn addict avoids jail term

January 16, 2017 | By More
Online child abuse porn addict avoids jail term

Toddlers could be heard crying out for their mothers in internet child abuse videos found in the possession of a Christchurch father who has just avoided a prison term.

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Driver forgiven for tragic death of two-year-old

January 16, 2017 | By More
Driver forgiven for tragic death of two-year-old

A grieving family told the court they were “not after vengeance” for their tragic loss of a two-year-old son killed in a motor accident, when the driver was sentenced today.

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Charity box theft alleged

January 13, 2017 | By More
Charity box theft alleged

A 17-year-old has been placed under total curfew at home with his parents after being charged with stealing a Cure Kids charity box.

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Remand on charge of tourist carjacking

January 13, 2017 | By More
Remand on charge of tourist carjacking

A man charged with carjacking two tourists in Christchurch early on Monday has been granted a registrar’s remand at the Christchurch District Court.

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Six Christchurch prisoners charged with rioting

January 13, 2017 | By More
Six Christchurch prisoners charged with rioting

Six inmates at Christchurch Men’s Prison have been charged with rioting over an incident in which four Corrections staff were allegedly attacked in November.

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Judge explains dangers after imitation firearm incident

January 11, 2017 | By More
Judge explains dangers after imitation firearm incident

A judge has explained the dangers of mixing alcohol and an imitation firearm to an Aranui man who ended up in court after a confrontation with his neighbour.

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