Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Offender’s ‘wake-up call’ was getting shot by police

August 10, 2017 | By More
Offender’s ‘wake-up call’ was getting shot by police

Murray James Allan realised he was lucky to be standing in the dock to be sentenced, after pulling an imitation pistol on the police and being shot in the face.

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Tsunami alert burglaries ‘no coincidence’ – judge

August 9, 2017 | By More
Tsunami alert burglaries ‘no coincidence’ – judge

A judge has rejected burglar Michael Taui Wetere’s claim that it was “coincidence” that he burgled Christchurch businesses in the hours after the Kaikoura earthquake.

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Promise from mother delivered at sentencing

August 9, 2017 | By More
Promise from mother delivered at sentencing

A woman who injured her two-year-old son has now promised a judge that she will be a good mother – and her second child is due in October.

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Child sex abuse porn offender admits stop outside school

August 9, 2017 | By More
Child sex abuse porn offender admits stop outside school

An Internet child sex abuse pornography offender has admitted parking outside a school for six minutes while serving his home detention sentence.

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Security guard burglar gets another chance for home detention

August 8, 2017 | By More
Security guard burglar gets another chance for home detention

A security guard who stole $179,000 from a cash machine and buried most of it in his garden will be given another two months to find an address where he might be allowed to serve home detention.

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Custody remand for Avonhead murder accused

August 8, 2017 | By More
Custody remand for Avonhead murder accused

Name suppression was granted to an 18-year-old woman charged with the murder of Alicia Nathan at an unsual closed-court sitting in Christchurch.

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Conwoman’s jail request granted

August 8, 2017 | By More
Conwoman’s jail request granted

A 22-year-old who cheated an elderly woman out of $75,547 asked for a jail term as her punishment – and she got it.

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Charges dropped after defendant dies in crash

August 4, 2017 | By More
Charges dropped after defendant dies in crash

Police have dropped eight charges against a man killed in a crash in a stolen work van on Tuesday afternoon.

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Robbery ‘decoy’ in custody for sentence

August 4, 2017 | By More
Robbery ‘decoy’ in custody for sentence

An 18-year-old has admitted being the decoy who defeated door security measures to allow the robbery of the Woolston Night n Day store in the early hours of March 8.

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Stupefying of sex victims alleged

August 4, 2017 | By More
Stupefying of sex victims alleged

A 60-year-old North Canterbury man charged with sex offending against six women or girls – including stupefying three of them – has been remanded on bail at the Christchurch District Court.

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