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Expectant father begins jail term for stabbing

February 26, 2014 | By More
Expectant father begins jail term for stabbing

Only about a week before the expected birth of his child, Gary Thomas Dufty has begun a three-year jail term for a stabbing that put a workmate in hospital with a perforated bowel.

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Custody remand after Ashburton arrest

February 26, 2014 | By More
Custody remand after Ashburton arrest

An Ashburton man who evaded the police for two weeks before his arrest yesterday on five charges, was remanded in custody at an appearance in the Christchurch District Court.

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Bus ban for two robbery accused

February 26, 2014 | By More
Bus ban for two robbery accused

A 22-year-old man and a 17-year-old woman allowed bail after their arrest on a charge of robbing a bus driver have been banned from using public transport while on remand.

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Man says he was pressured into burglaries

February 24, 2014 | By More
Man says he was pressured into burglaries

A man who pleaded guilty to two burglaries said he was pressured into supplying the building materials he stole to settle a debt.

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Suppression for stabbing accused

February 22, 2014 | By More
Suppression for stabbing accused

Name suppression has been granted for a 23-year-old charged over a man being stabbed in the neck in Spreydon on Wednesday night.

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Name suppression lifts on two Rangiora murder accused

February 21, 2014 | By More
Name suppression lifts on two Rangiora murder accused

The High Court has lifted name suppression on two men charged with the murder of a man in Rangiora in September, and the trial date has been set for September 15.

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Woman tells of visit by murder accused

February 20, 2014 | By More
Woman tells of visit by murder accused

A woman who said Mauha Huatahi Fawcett turned up at her house for a shower in the early morning of December 19, 2008 – the morning after the murder of sex worker Mellory Manning – described him as sketchy, on edge, and not himself. [Updated report.]

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Father-of-two jailed for armed robberies

February 19, 2014 | By More
Father-of-two jailed for armed robberies

A 21-year-old father of two young children was sent to prison for five years three months for the armed holdups of two petrol stations, and an attempted robbery at a liquor store.

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Offenders sentenced for ‘sex-in-the-dark’ deception

February 19, 2014 | By More
Offenders sentenced for ‘sex-in-the-dark’ deception

A rape victim has been criticised by a defence lawyer at the sentencing of the two young men who were found guilty of sexually offending against her.

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Community work term for paintball shooter

February 18, 2014 | By More
Community work term for paintball shooter

A golf coach at Clearwater who was on the receiving end of a paintball barrage will get a letter of apology from the shooter.

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