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Stalker with crush threatened to murder his victim

June 27, 2014 | By More
Stalker with crush threatened to murder his victim

After four years of stalking a woman, a 38-year-old man has now been convicted of threatening to abduct her, make her suffer, and then murder her by cutting her throat with a craft knife.

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Diary shows teen getting back on track

June 26, 2014 | By More
Diary shows teen getting back on track

Problem teen Benjamin Thomas Tapper-Norris has got a pat on the back from a judge after finally doing what he’s told for his intensive supervision sentence, and also for keeping a diary.

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Woman to stay in custody on child assault charge

June 25, 2014 | By More
Woman to stay in custody on child assault charge

A woman charged with assault on a child and disorderly behaviour has been denied bail and remanded in custody for a case review hearing.

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Two assault charges against former officer withdrawn

June 24, 2014 | By More
Two assault charges against former officer withdrawn

The police have dropped two assault charges against a former South Canterbury police officer but the third charge still may be heading for a judge-alone trial.

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Truck driver admits fatal collision

June 23, 2014 | By More
Truck driver admits fatal collision

Truck driver John William Herridge has admitted that his careless driving killed a student cyclist in a horrific crash on Lincoln Road.

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Woman charged with assault on child

June 23, 2014 | By More
Woman charged with assault on child

A 58-year-old Christchurch woman has been held in custody while bail is being considered after denying a charge of assaulting a 10-year-old girl. [Updated report]

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Violation jury retires for the weekend

June 20, 2014 | By More
Violation jury retires for the weekend

After four hours deliberation, the jury has gone home for the weekend in the trial of Daniel Juan Daly, who is charged with kidnapping, assault, and sexual violation of two Christchurch sex workers.

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Horse ill-treatment convictions stand

June 19, 2014 | By More
Horse ill-treatment convictions stand

Convictions for horse ill-treatment will stand against two Canterbury brothers who have tried to withdraw the guilty pleas they put in during a Christchurch District Court trial last year.

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Drunken friend carried out knifepoint robbery

June 18, 2014 | By More
Drunken friend carried out knifepoint robbery

Replaying a song over and over was the trigger for an incident that became a knifepoint robbery.

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Trial hears of ‘rough sex’ agreement

June 18, 2014 | By More
Trial hears of ‘rough sex’ agreement

An agreement with a prostitute to have “rough sex” has been raised at the Christchurch trial of a man charged with kidnapping, rape, assault and sexual violation involving two sex workers.

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