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Girl victim of two sex attacks by same intruder

November 10, 2016 | By More
Girl victim of two sex attacks by same intruder

A 14-year-old Christchurch girl was the victim of rape and violation by the same nighttime intruder who entered her home and committed sex attacks two months apart.

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Sex abuse victim ‘showing signs of PTSD’

November 9, 2016 | By More
Sex abuse victim ‘showing signs of PTSD’

An 11-year-old girl is showing signs of post traumatic stress disorder after repeated rapes by her father, who was today jailed for more than a decade.

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Companies’ $415,000 tax bills unpaid

November 8, 2016 | By More
Companies’ $415,000 tax bills unpaid

Two directors of the Christchurch firm Russley Engineering Ltd have been given home detention terms after admitting tax offences totalling $415,000.

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Medicines charge denied

November 8, 2016 | By More
Medicines charge denied

A Christchurch man has pleaded not guilty to a charge arising from a police allegation that he used a pre-hospital emergency care certificate to obtain adrenaline.

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Judge rejects fraudster’s ‘inheritance’ claim

November 7, 2016 | By More
Judge rejects fraudster’s ‘inheritance’ claim

A judge says the explanation from a 35-year-old Manawatu man for raiding $74,262 from the bank account of an 80-year-old rest home resident “lacks reality”.

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Marriage scam broker threatened with arrest

November 5, 2016 | By More
Marriage scam broker threatened with arrest

A marriage broker convicted of scamming a Wellington man has been threatened with arrest unless she returns from Australia to face sentencing.

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Jail for ‘brazen’ taking of car and dog

November 4, 2016 | By More
Jail for ‘brazen’ taking of car and dog

Ashley Lyle Scarlett drove away with a car while the owner was right beside it and the family dog was in the back.

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Bashing victim was ‘too nice’ for gang

November 3, 2016 | By More
Bashing victim was ‘too nice’ for gang

The victim of a gang bashing had earlier been blocked from membership of Black Power because he was “too nice”.

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Three meth accused staying in custody

November 3, 2016 | By More
Three meth accused staying in custody

Three men arrested in a suspected methamphetamine supply ring have been remanded in custody at the Christchurch District Court.
Michael Heron, a 44-year-old concrete worker with no fixed abode, Riki William Wellington, a 26-year-old builder from Hei Hei, and Luke Samuel Mathers, a 23-year-old security officer from New Brighton were all charged with possession of methamphetamine for supply, and possession of a psychoactive substance for supply.
Heron and Wellington were also charged with unlawful possession of a pistol.
Mathers applied for bail, but the police supplied a written opposition to it, and Judge Brian Callaghan refused the application. Wellington and Heron did not apply for bail and were remanded without plea.
Police said several searches of addresses and vehicles across the city were executed yesterday, and more than 500g of methamphetamine, over $100,000 cash, and a loaded pistol were found, and four cars were seized.
All three men were remanded in custody to a video-link appearance from the Christchurch Men’s Prison on November 24.

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Torture tools laid out for woman

November 2, 2016 | By More
Torture tools laid out for woman

A man who broke into a woman’s home and placed items of torture on a coffee table while waiting for her to arrive, was sentenced to 10 years’ prison, with a non-parole period of five years.

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