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Tourists injured in city attack

August 1, 2015 | By More
Tourists injured in city attack

Two tourists have been admitted to Christchurch Hospital after an attack by a group of up to eight people in the driveway of their backpackers’ accommodation in the central city.

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Rise in Riccarton raids on vehicles

July 24, 2015 | By More
Rise in Riccarton raids on vehicles

Over the last few weeks there has been an increase in the number of vehicle thefts and thefts from vehicles in the Riccarton area of Christchurch. The vehicles being targeted by opportunistic thieves appear to be parked either on the roadside or up driveways.

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Elderly man injured in New Brighton assault

July 15, 2015 | By More
Elderly man injured in New Brighton assault

A cordon was set up around part of the New Brighton Mall area where a 72-year-old man was assaulted overnight.

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Intimidation protest from witness at home invasion trial

June 3, 2015 | By More
Intimidation protest from witness at home invasion trial

The alleged victim of a violent home invasion has protested in court about feeling intimidated by two of the accused attackers as he gave his evidence.

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Police seek car sightings

May 11, 2015 | By More
Police seek car sightings

Police are seeking the public’s help to find a stolen car that is continuing to be used in committing crimes.

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Police seek witnesses to Brighton robberies

May 8, 2015 | By More
Police seek witnesses to Brighton robberies

Canterbury Police are appealing for witnesses to two robberies at the Union Street Dairy in New Brighton on April 4 2015 and on May 6.

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Two arrests after Operation Focus drugs raids

May 1, 2015 | By More
Two arrests after Operation Focus drugs raids

Two men have been arrested after police raids as part of their Operation Focus investigation into drugs crime in Canterbury.

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‘Weather event’ led to crash with runaway horse, court told

April 13, 2015 | By More
‘Weather event’ led to crash with runaway horse, court told

Urban horseman Richard James Hayden has had his long-awaited day in court – and won.

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Homicide inquiry after death at Christchurch Prison

March 31, 2015 | By More
Homicide inquiry after death at Christchurch Prison

Canterbury Police can confirm that the investigation into a serious assault of a sentenced prisoner at Christchurch Men’s Prison on March 25 has been elevated into a homicide investigation.

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Police believe two dairy robberies may be linked

February 3, 2015 | By More
Police believe two dairy robberies may be linked

Canterbury Police are investigating two armed robberies in Aranui that they believe may be linked.

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