Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Chicken charge after backyard ‘bloodbath’

October 18, 2016 | By More
Chicken charge after backyard ‘bloodbath’

When a charge of assault using a chicken as a weapon came up, it sounded like it was going to be one of court’s funny moments. It wasn’t.

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Nightmare road rage driver was ‘on acid’

October 17, 2016 | By More
Nightmare road rage driver was ‘on acid’

A nightmare road rage driver says he was high “on acid” when he rammed a car and flipped it into the Avon River.

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Custody remand for ‘dog-napping’ charge

October 17, 2016 | By More
Custody remand for ‘dog-napping’ charge

A man accused of taking a car with a family dog inside has been remanded in custody at the Christchurch District Court.

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Woman banned from rural areas

October 17, 2016 | By More
Woman banned from rural areas

A 34-year-old Avondale woman charged with rural mail thefts has been banned from going to the Selwyn and Waimakariri Districts while she is on bail on remand.

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Judge calls for cameras to cover truck blind spots

October 11, 2016 | By More
Judge calls for cameras to cover truck blind spots

A judge has called for more camera technology to be used to improve the safety of big trucks and their massive blind spots, at a sentencing for a Christchurch cycle death.

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Involvement in ‘chop shop’ brings jail term

October 11, 2016 | By More
Involvement in ‘chop shop’ brings jail term

A 28-year-old man who went along with alleged offenders running a “chop shop” at his Hornby property has gone to jail for receiving 13 stolen vehicles.

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No convictions for French visitor

October 10, 2016 | By More
No convictions for French visitor

Frenchman Costa Le Coubet has only good things to say about his time in New Zealand – in spite of a night in jail and a prosecution for theft.

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Son blamed for BZP offences

October 10, 2016 | By More
Son blamed for BZP offences

A 61-year-old Christchurch man has blamed his son – who has already served a jail term for drug dealing – for the party pills police found in a series of raids that ended their Operation Nebraska investigation in 2013.

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Cash was from valuable arts sales, trial told

October 7, 2016 | By More
Cash was from valuable arts sales, trial told

Artworks by Picasso and Salvador Dali will be cited by drug deal accused Hugh James Robinson as the source of some of the cash deposits the police have described as suspicious at his Christchurch District Court trial.

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‘Cowardly’ street attack admitted

October 7, 2016 | By More
‘Cowardly’ street attack admitted

The victim of a car-park attack was punched and badly injured when he had his hands up indicating he didn’t want to fight, the police say.

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