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Jail term for bashing pigs

March 7, 2014 | By More
Jail term for bashing pigs

A 50-year-old man who viciously beat two pigs with an iron bar was sent to prison for four months in the Christchurch District Court today.

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Suppression protects child porn offender’s rehab chances

March 7, 2014 | By More
Suppression protects child porn offender’s rehab chances

Name suppression has been granted to protect the chances for rehabilitation and forming “appropriate adult relationships” for a repeat viewer of child abuse pornography.

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Serious violence had been planned by the Mob, Crown says

March 6, 2014 | By More
Serious violence had been planned by the Mob, Crown says

Very serious violence had been planned at a meeting for the “hit” that killed Christchurch sex worker Mellory Manning when she was picked up off Manchester Street.

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Gatecrasher smashed police station, attacked officer

March 6, 2014 | By More
Gatecrasher smashed police station, attacked officer

A party gatecrasher smashed up the Rangiora Police Station after his arrest, spat inside the station, threatened one constable and bashed another.

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Injuries delay court appearance

March 5, 2014 | By More
Injuries delay court appearance

A court appearance for an alleged fugitive has been delayed for a week because he remains incapacitated in hospital.

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Pair charged with sex offending against young girl

March 4, 2014 | By More
Pair charged with sex offending against young girl

A man and a woman have been jointly charged with sex offences involving a young girl.

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Trial hears of Mob hui

March 3, 2014 | By More
Trial hears of Mob hui

Mongrel Mob members were called to a “hui” on the night of the killing of Christchurch sex worker Mellory Manning, the murder trial of Mauha Huatahi Fawcett has been told.

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Community-based sentence for assault on newborn boy

February 28, 2014 | By More
Community-based sentence for assault on newborn boy

A 26-year-old man has moved to Christchurch from Rotorua to keep his distance from the woman and new-born baby he admits assaulting, and a judge has issued a protection order to keep it that way.

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Three deny Operation Nebraska drugs charges

February 28, 2014 | By More
Three deny Operation Nebraska drugs charges

Three Christchurch people charged with drugs offences arising from the police’s Operation Nebraska nationwide investigation have pleaded not guilty and are electing to have a jury trial which may be held in Wellington.

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Stabbing accused named

February 27, 2014 | By More
Stabbing accused named

Name suppression has been lifted on a 23-year-old man charged with stabbing another man in the neck in an incident in Spreydon last week.

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