Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Manslaughter offender heading back to jail

March 12, 2018 | By More
Manslaughter offender heading back to jail

An offender sent back from Australia after a manslaughter conviction for a Brisbane bashing now faces another jail term after a booze-addled incident at a vacant house in Wellington.

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90-year-olds targeted in $270,000 scam

March 9, 2018 | By More
90-year-olds targeted in $270,000 scam

A 35-year-old mother has admitted her role in a bank-card scam that netted a group more than $270,000 from elderly victims.

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Bail allowed on Ashburton burglary-related charges

March 8, 2018 | By More
Bail allowed on Ashburton burglary-related charges

Two men arrested after burglary-related incidents in Ashburton have been granted bail at the Christchurch District Court.

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Pub manager staged robberies

March 8, 2018 | By More
Pub manager staged robberies

The duty manager at a central Christchurch bar arranged for it to be robbed twice, and then carried out an armed robbery at a hotel in Dunedin.

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‘Sick joke’ brings community penalties

March 7, 2018 | By More
‘Sick joke’ brings community penalties

Community-based penalties lies ahead for a Christchurch man who says he accidentally emailed a sickening animal cruelty video to a journalist.

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Cycling coppers caught firebug

March 7, 2018 | By More
Cycling coppers caught firebug

All of the victims of Michael Edward Brittenden’s spree of wheelie bin blazes in Burnside will be paid for the $68,326 damage he did before he was caught by two bobbies-on-bikes.

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War medal thief admits trail of bungled offending

March 7, 2018 | By More
War medal thief admits trail of bungled offending

Joshua Lukic says he is keen to meet the victims of his burglaries and thefts but at least one of them won’t be accepting that invitiation ahead of the 30-year-old’s sentencing.

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Design blind spot cited in driving lapse

March 7, 2018 | By More
Design blind spot cited in driving lapse

A motoring review published on Stuff was cited in court as a 71-year-old man was allowed to avoid a conviction for his first driving lapse.

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Babysitter left bruises on child’s face

March 5, 2018 | By More
Babysitter left bruises on child’s face

A South Canterbury father has been ordered to do a parenting course as part of his sentence after his attempts to quieten a crying baby left bruises on the mouth and cheeks.

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Custody remand on ‘skimming’ charges

March 5, 2018 | By More
Custody remand on ‘skimming’ charges

Police opposed bail for a Canadian man and his nephew charged with bank card “skimming” in Christchurch over the last week.

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