Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Mum left smarting by judge’s comment

January 9, 2017 | By More
Mum left smarting by judge’s comment

A mum left court smarting after a judge called her “a shocking role model” for her 22-year-old daughter who was standing in the dock.

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New Brighton stabbing accused named

January 9, 2017 | By More
New Brighton stabbing accused named

Name suppression has lapsed for a man accused of the screwdriver stabbing of a woman at her New Brighton home on December 30.

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Custody remand on bookshop armed robbery charge

January 5, 2017 | By More
Custody remand on bookshop armed robbery charge

Bail was refused for a 24-year-old man charged with the armed robbery of a secondhand bookshop in Edgeware yesterday.

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Robbery charge over armed incident

December 31, 2016 | By More
Robbery charge over armed incident

Police allege robbery was behind an armed incident in Bryndwr early on Thursday, in which a 25-year-old man was shot by an intruder.

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High risk sex offender admits ESO breach

December 28, 2016 | By More
High risk sex offender admits ESO breach

A high risk sex offender has admitted cutting off his electronic monitoring bracelet in Nelson and going on the run.

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Suppression for Christmas Day murder accused

December 28, 2016 | By More
Suppression for Christmas Day murder accused

A 22-year-old woman charged with the murder of a man who was wounded at a house in Cashmere on Christmas Day has been granted name suppression.

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Christmas in prison for courtroom outburst

December 22, 2016 | By More
Christmas in prison for courtroom outburst

A man’s outburst in court as a jury delivered guilty verdicts in a rape trial has landed him in jail over Christmas for contempt of court.

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Hunters still friends after accidental shooting

December 22, 2016 | By More
Hunters still friends after accidental shooting

Glen Royce Court remains good friends with the hunting companion he shot through the leg on July 3 near Lake Coleridge, in inland Canterbury.

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Escaper said guard was ‘complacent’

December 21, 2016 | By More
Escaper said guard was ‘complacent’

A 25-year-old prisoner says he made a run for it when the security guard with him was being “complacent”.

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Repeat burglar ‘can’t go home’

December 21, 2016 | By More
Repeat burglar ‘can’t go home’

When 21-year-old Raniera Smyth finishes his prison term, he may go to Nelson to try to find work in the fishing industry because he’s not welcome to head home to the Gisborne area.

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