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Man says he is too scared to name attacker

April 10, 2014 | By More
Man says he is too scared to name attacker

A man accused of an eye-gouging attack says he did not do it and the real attacker is too scary to name.

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Three young red zone offenders jailed

April 9, 2014 | By More
Three young red zone offenders jailed

Three young men were called “mindless idiots” by a judge who jailed them all for burgling and vandalising 11 red zone properties in east Christchurch and setting one alight.

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Legal high led to neighbourhood rampage

April 9, 2014 | By More
Legal high led to neighbourhood rampage

A 28-year-old Avonhead man has been granted a discharge without conviction after his first venture into using a type of synthetic cannabis led to him doing $5271 damage around the neighbourhood.

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Woman charged with aiding armed robber

April 8, 2014 | By More
Woman charged with aiding armed robber

The partner of a man who has admitted the armed robbery of a Redwood bar has now been charged with hiding evidence to help the man avoid arrest.

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Injured man denies domestic violence charges

April 7, 2014 | By More
Injured man denies domestic violence charges

A man who came into court in a wheelchair has admitted charges of assault using a weapon and intentionally damaging a tyre, but has pleaded not guilty to domestic violence charges.

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Former police officer denies assault charges

April 4, 2014 | By More
Former police officer denies assault charges

A former South Canterbury police officer is denying three charges of assault and the case is heading for a Christchurch District Court trial.

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Jail for months of abuse of elderly woman

April 4, 2014 | By More
Jail for months of abuse of elderly woman

Eight months of brutal abuse – including almost daily assaults – on a slight and frail elderly woman has brought a two-year three-month jail term.

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Murder parolee recalled to prison

April 4, 2014 | By More
Murder parolee recalled to prison

A man convicted of strangling his wife to death in 1991 has told the Christchurch District Court that he thought the Parole Board had let him out of prison too early.

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Improvised shotgun found during police search

April 2, 2014 | By More
Improvised shotgun found during police search

A man has admitted possession of an improvised shotgun and ammunition found during a police search of his Kaiapoi home.

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Father and son convicted after wrecking yard search

April 1, 2014 | By More
Father and son convicted after wrecking yard search

A father and son have both been convicted of receiving a stolen Toyota Hilux worth $40,000, after a police search of a car wrecking yard in Yaldhurst in August.

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