Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Child porn offender jailed after stopping outside school

October 13, 2017 | By More
Child porn offender jailed after stopping outside school

An internet child sex abuse pornography offender who stopped his car outside a Christchurch primary school while serving home detention has been jailed for 26 months.

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Suppression on Lincoln sexual assault charge

October 10, 2017 | By More
Suppression on Lincoln sexual assault charge

An 18-year-old has been granted name suppression on a charge of assault with intent to commit rape at Lincoln University.

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Visiting driver caused $145,000 damage

October 9, 2017 | By More
Visiting driver caused $145,000 damage

The court will count on the good intentions of a German visitor to pay for some of the $145,000 damage he did in a head-on crash when he veered across State Highway 73 near Springfield.

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Lawyer punched at the Court House

October 6, 2017 | By More
Lawyer punched at the Court House

An offender punched a duty lawyer at the Christchurch Court House when he was told he was too drunk to appear in court.

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An ‘execution’ in Methland

October 5, 2017 | By More
An ‘execution’ in Methland

A jury took two-and-a-half hours to reject Peter John Carroll’s account of the death of Marcus Luke Tucker – that the assault with a fearsome metal steering lock was just Tucker being taught a lesson.

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Cannabis growing charge

October 5, 2017 | By More
Cannabis growing charge

A Bishopdale man has been charged with cultivating cannabis after firefighters were called to a Stanmore Road property because water was coming out of the house.

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Murder trial jury retires

October 5, 2017 | By More
Murder trial jury retires

The jury retired at 11.40am to consider its verdict in the trial of Peter John Carroll, charged with the April 2016 murder of Marcus Luke Tucker, whose bashed and burnt body was found near Lake Ellesmere.

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Case marks big jump in workplace accident fines

October 4, 2017 | By More
Case marks big jump in workplace accident fines

A Rangiora firm has been hit hard by the new workplace safety legislation, with a fine, reparations and costs totalling almost $180,000 imposed for a woman employee’s fall.

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Optimism for future of shaken baby

October 4, 2017 | By More
Optimism for future of shaken baby

An eight-month-old baby may make a full recovery from being shaken by his father, who has begun a home detention sentence at his parents’ home on Wednesday.

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Scammer-of-the-elderly does it again

October 4, 2017 | By More
Scammer-of-the-elderly does it again

A woman who was jailed for phone scamming the elderly has done it again – and this time a 93-year-old woman was one of her victims.

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