Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Plucky 13-year-old girl stood up to attacker

December 6, 2017 | By More
Plucky 13-year-old girl stood up to attacker

A plucky 13-year-old Whanganui girl intervened when her family was under threat, but ended up having her hair pulled and her head banged against a kitchen counter by a 50-year-old attacker.

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Girls robbed online dates

December 6, 2017 | By More
Girls robbed online dates

Girls aged 16 and 17 cried and wailed as they were jailed for kidnapping, robbing, and assaulting Christchurch men they met on dating websites.

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Woman left little girl to look after family

December 6, 2017 | By More
Woman left little girl to look after family

A woman texted her pre-teen daughter, telling her never to forget that she was an amazing girl and to look after her little brothers. Then she boarded a flight to Australia.

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Guilty pleas on prison gang attack charges

December 4, 2017 | By More
Guilty pleas on prison gang attack charges

Three men have admitted a prison-yard gang attack that put two rivals in hospital with broken bones.

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Benefit cheat ventured into forgery

December 1, 2017 | By More
Benefit cheat ventured into forgery

A judge has rejected a woman’s claim that she was put under pressure to commit benefit fraud to support her family in Samoa.

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Sumner murder trial delay

December 1, 2017 | By More
Sumner murder trial delay

Pre-trial issues have meant a delay for the trial of three people charged with the murder of a man found injured in a Sumner carpark in March.

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Christchurch prosecutor appointed as judge

November 30, 2017 | By More
Christchurch prosecutor appointed as judge

Christchurch Crown prosecutor Deidre Orchard has been appointed a District Court judge.

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Total 31 years jail terms for gang slash attack

November 29, 2017 | By More
Total 31 years jail terms for gang slash attack

Jail terms totalling 31 years 9 months have been imposed on three Bandidos gang associates and the woman who instigated the planned stabbing of man she had been due to marry next day.

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Judges in talks about in-court security cams

November 29, 2017 | By More
Judges in talks about in-court security cams

Christchurch judges are in talks with the Ministry of Justice about in-court video cameras recording all the proceedings at the new Justice and Emergency Services Precinct.

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Woman feared for life during attack with scissors and bat

November 28, 2017 | By More
Woman feared for life during attack with scissors and bat

A woman feared she would be killed during an hour-long assault by 32-year-old Tama Wiremu Mahanga.

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