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Red zone offenders ‘must expect jail’

November 4, 2013 | By More
Red zone offenders ‘must expect jail’

A 30-year-old red zone burglar was sentenced to nine months prison and refused home detention in the Christchurch District Court today.

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Shooting charges dropped against two defendants

November 4, 2013 | By More
Shooting charges dropped against two defendants

The Crown has dropped charges against two people arrested over an alleged shooting incident in Hagley Park early on Sunday August 11.

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$8000 damage payment ordered for shooting spree

November 1, 2013 | By More
$8000 damage payment ordered for shooting spree

Two men have paid dearly for their paintball-and-pellet shooting spree across Christchurch, with damage payments totalling almost $8000 ordered at their sentencing.

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Released sex predator straight back in jail

October 31, 2013 | By More
Released sex predator straight back in jail

An on-line sex predator has lasted just one week after his release from prison on parole before ending up straight back in custody for contacting one of his victims by text message.

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Seven-year six-month jail term for rape, violation

October 30, 2013 | By More
Seven-year six-month jail term for rape, violation

A 26-year-old found guilty by a jury of rape and three charges violation by unlawful sexual connection, was sentenced to prison for seven years six months in the Christchurch District Court.

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Second-strike sentence for scalding water attack in prison

October 30, 2013 | By More
Second-strike sentence for scalding water attack in prison

A woman will have to serve all of a three-year eleven-month jail term imposed as a second-strike sentence for throwing a bucket of scalding water over a fellow inmate at Christchurch Women’s Prison.

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Man denies dog attack charge

October 29, 2013 | By More
Man denies dog attack charge

A dog owner is pleading not guilty to a charge of owning dogs which attacked and injured an eight-year-old boy.

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Man admits role in arsons

October 28, 2013 | By More
Man admits role in arsons

Keri Martin Wakefield has now admitted he was the main offender in arson attacks that caused damage totalling $374,000.

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Home detention for robbery getaway driver

October 16, 2013 | By More
Home detention for robbery getaway driver

A woman who said she regretted ever getting involved in an incident with Christchurch’s smiling bank robber, Timothy Daniel Whelan, has been given a 12-month home detention sentence.

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Teen charged with abduction, two rapes

October 15, 2013 | By More
Teen charged with abduction, two rapes

A Loburn teenager has been charged with the rape and abduction of an 11-year-old girl and the rape of a 17-year-old woman.

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