Author Archive: David Clarkson

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French visitor admits sleeping bag theft

September 23, 2016 | By More
French visitor admits sleeping bag theft

Fractious Frenchman Cedric Claude Rene Rault-Verpre has now pleaded guilty to a charge of stealing a sleeping bag in Auckland, days after admitting damaging a West Coast road sign.

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Throat-cutting gesture at alleged rape victim

September 22, 2016 | By More
Throat-cutting gesture at alleged rape victim

A man made a throat-cutting gesture at his alleged rape victim over a video-link to a Christchurch District courtroom.

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Woman admits using card taken in gunpoint robbery

September 22, 2016 | By More
Woman admits using card taken in gunpoint robbery

A 28-year-old woman has admitted fraudulently using a bank card taken only an hour earlier in a gunpoint street robbery.

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Preventive detention to be considered for sex offender

September 21, 2016 | By More
Preventive detention to be considered for sex offender

Sexualised behaviour during burglaries has been cited among the reasons the Crown is asking for an open-ended preventive detention jail term to be considered for a 31-year-old Christchurch man.

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Four admit armed night raid on house

September 21, 2016 | By More
Four admit armed night raid on house

Four people who did a night time raid on a Springston property to recover $1300 they said was owed from a rip-off are now facing jail terms for armed robbery.

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The Good Question Department

September 21, 2016 | By More
The Good Question Department

“Next time, if you pay for your meat, you can eat it.” Judge John Brandts-Giesen provides some basic advice to a shoplifter prosecuted in the Christchurch District Court.

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Two appearances after North Canterbury chase

September 16, 2016 | By More
Two appearances after North Canterbury chase

Two people arrested after a road spikes were used to end a police chase in North Canterbury on Thursday night were remanded in custody at the Christchurch District Court today.

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No bail sought for accused chase driver

September 16, 2016 | By More
No bail sought for accused chase driver

A 23-year-old Geraldine man has been remanded in custody on six charges after a 30km car chase across North Canterbury.

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Renee Duckmanton murder charge denied

September 16, 2016 | By More
Renee Duckmanton murder charge denied

Thirty-two-year-old Sainey Marong was abused and threatened again in court as he pleaded not guilty to the murder of sex worker Renee Duckmanton.

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Bath indecencies admitted

September 15, 2016 | By More
Bath indecencies admitted

A 54-year-old man has admitted taking baths with a 12-year-old girl and getting her to “wash his penis”.

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