Author Archive: David Clarkson

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WINZ shooter to serve at least 27 years

May 27, 2016 | By More
WINZ shooter to serve at least 27 years

Ashburton WINZ double-murderer Russell John Tully has been jailed for 27 years as part of his life jail term – one of the longest sentences imposed in New Zealand.

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Tully called ‘evil’ at murder sentencing

May 27, 2016 | By More
Tully called ‘evil’ at murder sentencing

Ashburton WINZ double-murderer Russell John Tully was called “an evil man” as his sentencing got under way in the High Court at Christchurch today.

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Online lothario reappears near Christchurch

May 26, 2016 | By More
Online lothario reappears near Christchurch

Police say Paul William Abbott, who has caused concern with his online dating activities in Marlborough, is back in Canterbury.

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Assault charge being joined to murder prosecution

May 26, 2016 | By More
Assault charge being joined to murder prosecution

Police have moved to join a serious assault charge with the murder prosecution over the death of Marcus Luke Tucker, whose body was found near Lake Ellesmere a month ago.

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Burglar should be ‘thoroughly ashamed’ — judge

May 25, 2016 | By More
Burglar should be ‘thoroughly ashamed’ — judge

A Christchurch burglar was told he should be “thoroughly ashamed” not just of his house break-ins but of the mess he left behind.

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Pensioner faces sex charges spanning decades

May 25, 2016 | By More
Pensioner faces sex charges spanning decades

Sex offences spanning 49 years are alleged against a Christchurch pensioner.

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Suppression for teacher on child sex charges

May 25, 2016 | By More
Suppression for teacher on child sex charges

A Canterbury teacher facing child sex charges dating back up to 26 years has been granted name suppression at the request of the police.

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Woman admits role in bank card scam

May 24, 2016 | By More
Woman admits role in bank card scam

A third person has admitted a role in a ring that was scamming elderly people out of their bank cards and raiding their bank accounts.

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Wife died from ‘moment of inattention’

May 20, 2016 | By More
Wife died from ‘moment of inattention’

A 66-year-old man described as “one of the good guys” has admitted that a moment of inattention killed his wife of 45 years in a crash on State Highway 1 near Cheviot.

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Man denies pointing laser at aircraft, control tower

May 19, 2016 | By More
Man denies pointing laser at aircraft, control tower

A 38-year-old man denies shining a laser light at a passenger plane and the Christchurch International Airport control tower and has been remanded in custody for trial.

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