Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Jail threat brings rapid reparation offer

May 18, 2018 | By More
Jail threat brings rapid reparation offer

After being told to turn up at court with a large cheque or be prepared for an immediate jail term, a man found guilty of vandalising EQC cars has come up with a $15,000 offer.

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Life parolee recalled to prison

May 18, 2018 | By More
Life parolee recalled to prison

Convicted murderer Dean Raymond Purdy has been remanded in custody on charges of breaching his life parole and possession of cannabis, after two weeks on the run from police.

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Fatal work safety breach admitted

May 18, 2018 | By More
Fatal work safety breach admitted

A Christchurch transport firm has admitted a workplace safety breach after an accident in which a 52-year-old man was crushed by a bundle of steel.

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Unlicensed builder used forged counsel consent

May 18, 2018 | By More
Unlicensed builder used forged counsel consent

An unlicensed builder has admitted doing alterations on a Riccarton house and using forged documents relating to the building consents.

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Alleged victim accused of telling ‘evolving’ story

May 17, 2018 | By More
Alleged victim accused of telling ‘evolving’ story

The complainant in a rape, kidnapping, and bashing trial has been accused by the defence of telling an “evolving” story.

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Slash attack on ‘spy’ by mental patient

May 17, 2018 | By More
Slash attack on ‘spy’ by mental patient

A 23-year-old woman carried out a slash attack on another woman’s face because she believed she was a Japanese spy who was recording her thoughts.

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Some ‘hiccups’ but progress for youth who planned attack

May 16, 2018 | By More
Some ‘hiccups’ but progress for youth who planned attack

A few “hiccups” but overall the monthly report card is a Pass for the youth who once planned an ISIS-style terrorist attack in Christchurch.

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Two-time child pornography offender faces jail

May 16, 2018 | By More
Two-time child pornography offender faces jail

Home detention has been ruled out for a two-time child abuse pornography offender who has now been found with another 29,380 images.

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Bank card skimmers face rapid deportation

May 15, 2018 | By More
Bank card skimmers face rapid deportation

Two Canadian bank card skimmers can expect deportation any day after being sentenced for their hopeless venture into the multi-billion dollar financial crime industry.

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Bail breach appearance for Scribe

May 14, 2018 | By More
Bail breach appearance for Scribe

Hip-hop artist Scribe – real name Malo Ioane Luafutu – has accepted he breached his bail with an unauthorised change of address, but police have not sought to have him held in custody.

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