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Two convicted of gang violence

July 19, 2017 | By More
Two convicted of gang violence

Two men said to be associated with the Bandidos gang have been convicted of involvement in a violent incident in which two men were stabbed and a woman assaulted.

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HIV-positive man admits dangerous sexual contact

July 18, 2017 | By More
HIV-positive man admits dangerous sexual contact

A man who met men through social media and had consensual unprotected sex with them, has admitted that he did not tell them he was HIV positive.

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Man stabbed in neck with broken bottle

July 17, 2017 | By More
Man stabbed in neck with broken bottle

A woman has admitted stabbing a man in the neck with a broken glass bottle, causing four wounds that missed his jugular vein by 1mm.

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Manslaughter victim’s family praised for ‘dignity’ at sentencing

July 14, 2017 | By More
Manslaughter victim’s family praised for ‘dignity’ at sentencing

The family of manslaughter victim Corey James Protos was praised for their “dignity and restraint” as they faced the sentencing of the woman who strangled him to death in a domestic violence incident.

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Bashing murder trial date set

July 14, 2017 | By More
Bashing murder trial date set

September 25 has been set for the start of a two-week murder trial for Peter John Carroll, accused of bashing Marcus Luke Tucker to death.

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Apologies continue from burglar-on-camera

July 14, 2017 | By More
Apologies continue from burglar-on-camera

A burglar-caught-on-camera has continued delivering his apologies as he admitted the offending, at a Christchurch District Court appearance.

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Gang threat led to screwdriver robbery

July 13, 2017 | By More
Gang threat led to screwdriver robbery

A 23-year-old says he committed a hopeless service station robbery because a gang was threatening to burn down his parents’ home because of a drug debt.

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Woman admits raids on airport luggage

July 11, 2017 | By More
Woman admits raids on airport luggage

A woman has admitted three raids on the luggage carousel at Christchurch Airport, taking bags and contents worth about $4700.

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Biosecurity prosecution over tiny turtle

July 7, 2017 | By More
Biosecurity prosecution over tiny turtle

A Christchurch woman who sneaked a tiny red-eared slider turtle into New Zealand from China now faces sentencing for a breach of the Biosecurity Act.

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Knife attacks on eve of wedding alleged

July 5, 2017 | By More
Knife attacks on eve of wedding alleged

The night before a planned wedding, the bride went hunting for the groom, armed with a knife and accompanied by Bandidos gang associates.

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