Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Woman breaks down giving murder trial evidence

September 26, 2017 | By More
Woman breaks down giving murder trial evidence

A woman went to pieces as she told the Marcus Luke Tucker murder trial of the sound of her friend screaming for help during the fatal bashing in her bedroom.

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Squatters damaged house with meth smoking

September 26, 2017 | By More
Squatters damaged house with meth smoking

A Christchurch man will spend years paying for the damage to a close friend’s house, caused when he squatted there and invited around mates who smoked methamphetamine.

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Preventive detention for abuse of fourth child

September 25, 2017 | By More
Preventive detention for abuse of fourth child

A 52-year-old Christchurch man has been jailed indefinitely for sex offences against a fourth child which followed years of intensive rehabilitation.

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Mistaken identity behind murder, Crown alleges

September 25, 2017 | By More
Mistaken identity behind murder, Crown alleges

The murder of Marcus Luke Tucker was a case of mistaken identity, the Crown alleged at the start of the trial of Peter John Carroll in the High Court at Christchurch.

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All Blacks’ security man faces $225,000 tax bill

September 24, 2017 | By More
All Blacks’ security man faces $225,000 tax bill

A Christchurch security consultant who did work for the All Blacks has had to sell his home to pay a court order for $225,000 unpaid taxes – about two thirds of what he owes.

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Hanmer Springs incident

September 22, 2017 | By More
Hanmer Springs incident

Canterbury Police are continuing to investigate the incident which occurred at a house in Hanmer Springs township on Monday night, September 18, about 9.30pm.

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Gold mining company fined for excavation

September 22, 2017 | By More
Gold mining company fined for excavation

The Chinese director of a gold mining company cannot claim a lack of understanding as a factor that led to unauthorised excavation of a West Coast stream bed, an Environment Court judge has ruled.

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Denials of organised crime charges

September 20, 2017 | By More
Denials of organised crime charges

Police allege six people were involved in an organised criminal group carrying out Christchurch burglaries, and have laid about 100 charges.

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Three charged with organised burglary offending

September 20, 2017 | By More
Three charged with organised burglary offending

Three people charged with being part of an organised criminal group which may have carried out 80 burglaries have been remanded at the Christchurch Court House.

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Damage to sports fields denied

September 19, 2017 | By More
Damage to sports fields denied

A St Albans man denies damaging a soccer field and training areas by driving a car over them at Burnside Park.

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