Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Charges dropped after defendant dies in crash

August 4, 2017 | By More
Charges dropped after defendant dies in crash

Police have dropped eight charges against a man killed in a crash in a stolen work van on Tuesday afternoon.

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Robbery ‘decoy’ in custody for sentence

August 4, 2017 | By More
Robbery ‘decoy’ in custody for sentence

An 18-year-old has admitted being the decoy who defeated door security measures to allow the robbery of the Woolston Night n Day store in the early hours of March 8.

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Stupefying of sex victims alleged

August 4, 2017 | By More
Stupefying of sex victims alleged

A 60-year-old North Canterbury man charged with sex offending against six women or girls – including stupefying three of them – has been remanded on bail at the Christchurch District Court.

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Prison yard assault on officer admitted

August 4, 2017 | By More
Prison yard assault on officer admitted

A 21-year-old inmate is in custody awaiting sentence after admitting an assault that injured a Corrections officer at Christchurch Men’s Prison.

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February date set for Marong murder trial

August 4, 2017 | By More
February date set for Marong murder trial

Sainey Marong will go on trial on February 12 for the murder of Christchurch sex worker Renee Larissa Duckmanton, whose body was found at the scene of a scrub fire near Rakaia on May 15 last year.

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Wine fraud by North Canterbury company alleged

August 3, 2017 | By More
Wine fraud by North Canterbury company alleged

A North Canterbury wine company and three of its directors face a long list of charges alleging fraud concerning wine production.

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Three synthetic cannabis arrests

August 2, 2017 | By More
Three synthetic cannabis arrests

Three people charged with possession of synthetic cannabis for sale were remanded without plea at the Christchurch District Court today.

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Decade-plus sentences for drunken party rape

August 2, 2017 | By More
Decade-plus sentences for drunken party rape

A sentencing began with a judge warning the public gallery that people could be taken into custody for courtroom disrpution, and ended with two 20-year-olds being jailed for more than a decade each for rape.

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Important fatal crash witnesses never came forward

August 2, 2017 | By More
Important fatal crash witnesses never came forward

Two vital witnesses who may have seen the accident in which 47-year-old motorcyclist Tessa Tui Conrad was killed were missing at the trial of the man who was today acquitted of causing her death.

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‘Miracle’ road workers weren’t killed, says judge

August 1, 2017 | By More
‘Miracle’ road workers weren’t killed, says judge

Road workers scattered and were lucky not to be killed by Jarku Raymond Wallace’s high-speed escape bid along New Brighton Road, said a judge as he sent the disqualified driver to jail.

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