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Punches thrown in High Court

April 10, 2017 | By More
Punches thrown in High Court

Violence erupted during a break at a hearing over a gang home invasion at the main High Court courtroom in Christchurch.

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Crown drops knife-point confrontation allegation

April 10, 2017 | By More
Crown drops knife-point confrontation allegation

The Crown has dropped an important detail about the knife-point robbery of a secondhand bookshop ahead of the robber’s sentencing which is now set for May.

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Ashburton man faces sex charges

April 7, 2017 | By More
Ashburton man faces sex charges

A 40-year-old Ashburton man has been granted interim name suppression on seven sex charges.

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Arson charges dropped

April 7, 2017 | By More
Arson charges dropped

Two people who went to trial on charges of burgling and setting fire to a house in Woodend  had their charges discharged in the Christchurch District Court.

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Psych report ordered on sex offender

April 7, 2017 | By More
Psych report ordered on sex offender

A psychological report has been ordered for a 21-year-old who asked if he could join in with a couple having sex, and later showed himself naked to a 67-year-old woman.

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$10,000 payment ordered from sex offender

April 7, 2017 | By More
$10,000 payment ordered from sex offender

A 22-year-old man has been jailed and ordered to pay $10,000 to the three under-age girls he had sex with.

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Road layout an issue at fatal crash sentencing

April 6, 2017 | By More
Road layout an issue at fatal crash sentencing

The lay-out of a road in the Mackenzie Basin may have been a factor in a crash that killed two people and injured several more, a court has been told.

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Prowler jailed for biting householder

April 5, 2017 | By More
Prowler jailed for biting householder

A man described as using “animalistic violence” on his victim when he punched and bit him on the cheek causing permanent scarring, was jailed at his Christchurch District Court sentencing.

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Custody remand on rape charge

April 5, 2017 | By More
Custody remand on rape charge

A 22-year-old man has been remanded in custody on a charge of raping a 15-year-old girl in Christchurch last month.

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Lawyer alleges brutality at arrest

April 4, 2017 | By More
Lawyer alleges brutality at arrest

A Christchurch lawyer is alleging police brutality and challenging the validity of his arrest and the search that followed, in which the police say they found two bags of methamphetamine.

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