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Theft from neonatal ward brings jail term for teen

February 5, 2014 | By More
Theft from neonatal ward brings jail term for teen

A teenager wiped away a tear when she learned that her theft of electronic gear from the Christchurch Women’s Hospital’s neonatal unit had earned her a 20-month jail term.

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10-year prison term for sex offending

February 5, 2014 | By More
10-year prison term for sex offending

A man assessed as having low-average intelligence has been jailed for 10 years for a series of sexual assaults on two women he regarded as “slow”.

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Children exposed to meth-lab drugs

February 4, 2014 | By More
Children exposed to meth-lab drugs

Children found at a drugs-lab house in Linwood had signs of chemical exposure, rashes, and methamphetamine residue in their hair.

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Park ban for repeat indecency offender

January 30, 2014 | By More
Park ban for repeat indecency offender

A 27-year-old man has been banned from going to Hagley Park and the Botanic Gardens while he awaits sentencing for a series of indecency offences.

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Tyre slashing victims to get payments from offender

January 29, 2014 | By More
Tyre slashing victims to get payments from offender

The 17 victims of a tyre slasher outside Christchurch Hospital – who were mostly nurses finishing night shifts – will be paid for the damage and will each get a $50 payment for the bother he caused.

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Passenger in boy racer incident pleads guilty

January 27, 2014 | By More
Passenger in boy racer incident pleads guilty

A passenger in a car allegedly involved in a boy racer incident which ended in a police car being rammed in Deans Avenue pleaded guilty to five charges in the Christchurch District Court today.

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Street robbery accused remanded in custody

January 24, 2014 | By More
Street robbery accused remanded in custody

Bail has been refused for a 26-year-old man charged with a central Christchurch street robbery in which two youths were allegedly threatened with a softball bat.

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Overheating light puts end to Oxford pot growing operation

January 22, 2014 | By More
Overheating light puts end to Oxford pot growing operation

An Oxford man’s efforts to grow cannabis in a shed ended in flaming disaster because of a growing lamp that overheated.

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Great-granddad caught out in supermarket rort

January 21, 2014 | By More
Great-granddad caught out in supermarket rort

A great-granddad tried to pull a swifty at the supermarket to get $16 because he says his benefit does not leave him enough to live on.

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Attacker says he’s now getting on with victim

January 20, 2014 | By More
Attacker says he’s now getting on with victim

A man who whacked another person over the head with a chair in the Amberley library in June, told the Christchurch District Court that he was now getting on with his victim.

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