Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Local online scammer

January 19, 2018 | By More
Local online scammer

Those online scams aren’t only carried out by crooks in Nigeria and North Korea.

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Power grinder threat during domestic violence

January 19, 2018 | By More
Power grinder threat during domestic violence

A man threatened to rip off a woman’s face with a power grinder he had plugged in in her bedroom during nine nightmare days of domestic violence, the Christchurch District Court was told.

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Frying pan allegedly used in bashing

January 18, 2018 | By More
Frying pan allegedly used in bashing

Police allege a woman was strangled and bashed with a frying pan in a domestic assault which has led to a man being refused bail in a hearing at the Christchurch District Court.

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Christchurch woman admits online cheating

January 17, 2018 | By More
Christchurch woman admits online cheating

An online cheat is in custody awaiting sentencing after admitting a total of 19 charges.

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Doctor convicted on indecency charges

January 17, 2018 | By More
Doctor convicted on indecency charges

A 62-year-old Christchurch doctor evitably faces a “lengthy term of imprisonment” after his conviction on unlawful sexual connection and indecently assaulting male patients.

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Cannabis ‘researcher’ avoids jail term

January 16, 2018 | By More
Cannabis ‘researcher’ avoids jail term

A drug “researcher” whose suburban growing operation could have produced an estimated $109,000 of cannabis a year has avoided a jail term at his Christchurch District Court sentencing.

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Wall art at hostel leads to arrest

January 16, 2018 | By More
Wall art at hostel leads to arrest

A 35-year-old man’s “beautification” efforts at a Christchurch backpacker hostel were not appreciated. The repair bill is $500.

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Hefty driving ban for third police pursuit

January 15, 2018 | By More
Hefty driving ban for third police pursuit

A Kaiapoi man can’t drive again until 2021 after leading police on his third pursuit, after his sentencing in the Christchurch District Court today.

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Man in custody on medal burglary charge

January 11, 2018 | By More
Man in custody on medal burglary charge

A man alleged to have stolen a priceless and historic war medal in the burglary of a Redwood house, faced a total of 15 charges when he appeared in the Christchurch District Court today.

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Painful carpark encounter

January 9, 2018 | By More
Painful carpark encounter

The driver was 80 years old. The victim was aged 70. The crash was an odd, low velocity affair.

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