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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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Jail term imposed for boyracer incident

June 17, 2014 | By More
Jail term imposed for boyracer incident

Home detention was ruled out for a 22-year-old who caused $14,428 damage in a high profile boyracer incident in which a police patrol car was clipped in a getaway attempt in Deans Avenue.

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Horseman denies endangering safety charge

June 17, 2014 | By More
Horseman denies endangering safety charge

Christchurch horseman Richard James Hayden claims a gust of wind spooked his horses and caused the motor accident that has led to him facing a charge of endangering safety.

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Youth held in custody over pistol charge

June 16, 2014 | By More
Youth held in custody over pistol charge

A 19-year-old who allegedly used a pistol intending to rob a dairy in New Brighton was remanded in custody to July 7, in the Christchurch District Court today.

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Devastating loss from vandalism of rebuild rig

June 13, 2014 | By More
Devastating loss from vandalism of rebuild rig

A rebuild firm lost more than $700,000 when its big imported rig parked in central Christchurch was set alight by vandals, the Christchurch District Court was told.

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