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Community sentence for threats and Facebook offending

October 27, 2016 | By More
Community sentence for threats and Facebook offending

A 23-year-old man who threatened to set fire to a woman’s house, and used Facebook to send her brother a nude photo of her, was sentenced to supervision and community work.

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Visit to shopping mall leads to jail term

October 27, 2016 | By More
Visit to shopping mall leads to jail term

Duane Charles Brendon Paul Burgess, of Sydenham, was subject to an ESO issued by the courts in May 2013 for repeat sexual offending.

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12-year jail term for repeat sex attacker

October 26, 2016 | By More
12-year jail term for repeat sex attacker

A Commonwealth Games wrestler was called “a nasty, evil man” by the woman he raped in 1994 before he was imprisoned for 12 years 9 months.

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‘Difficulty lying straight in bed’

October 21, 2016 | By More
‘Difficulty lying straight in bed’

A judge has rejected a plea by Paul William Abbott, calling him “an out-and-out conman” and jailing him for nine months.

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Half million dollar deception admitted

October 21, 2016 | By More
Half million dollar deception admitted

An Australian has admitted obtaining more than half a million dollars by deception from two Christchurch residents and accepts he is going to be serving jail time.

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Juror in tears as drug verdicts read out

October 19, 2016 | By More
Juror in tears as drug verdicts read out

A juror was sobbing and in tears in the jury box as guilty verdicts were delivered against 61-year-old Hugh James Robinson on the 12th day of his Christchurch District Court jury trial on BZP and firearms charges.

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Unknown drug dealer avoided robbery

October 19, 2016 | By More
Unknown drug dealer avoided robbery

Two people who admitted plotting to “roll” an unknown drug dealer were jailed in the Christchurch District Court.

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Chicken charge after backyard ‘bloodbath’

October 18, 2016 | By More
Chicken charge after backyard ‘bloodbath’

When a charge of assault using a chicken as a weapon came up, it sounded like it was going to be one of court’s funny moments. It wasn’t.

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Custody remand for ‘dog-napping’ charge

October 17, 2016 | By More
Custody remand for ‘dog-napping’ charge

A man accused of taking a car with a family dog inside has been remanded in custody at the Christchurch District Court.

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Driving death charge denied

October 14, 2016 | By More
Driving death charge denied

A man who police allege caused the death of Noel Cruza Campilan in June by his careless driving has pleaded not guilty to the charge in the Christchurch District Court.

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