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Frying pan allegedly used in bashing

January 18, 2018 | By More
Frying pan allegedly used in bashing

Police allege a woman was strangled and bashed with a frying pan in a domestic assault which has led to a man being refused bail in a hearing at the Christchurch District Court.

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Doctor convicted on indecency charges

January 17, 2018 | By More
Doctor convicted on indecency charges

A 62-year-old Christchurch doctor evitably faces a “lengthy term of imprisonment” after his conviction on unlawful sexual connection and indecently assaulting male patients.

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Wall art at hostel leads to arrest

January 16, 2018 | By More
Wall art at hostel leads to arrest

A 35-year-old man’s “beautification” efforts at a Christchurch backpacker hostel were not appreciated. The repair bill is $500.

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Man in custody on medal burglary charge

January 11, 2018 | By More
Man in custody on medal burglary charge

A man alleged to have stolen a priceless and historic war medal in the burglary of a Redwood house, faced a total of 15 charges when he appeared in the Christchurch District Court today.

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Community-based sentence for theft from club

December 22, 2017 | By More
Community-based sentence for theft from club

A supervisor who took money from the Papanui Club was sentenced to community work, supervision, and ordered to pay reparation, at her sentencing in the Christchurch District Court.

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Denial on meth importation charge

December 18, 2017 | By More
Denial on meth importation charge

A second man has denied a charge of importing methamphetamine from Mexico in an airfreight consignment of safety lights.

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Five-year term for baby’s manslaughter

December 15, 2017 | By More
Five-year term for baby’s manslaughter

Babysitter Shayal Upashna Sami has been jailed for five years for the manslaughter of a toddler in her care.

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Christmas voices at Justice Precinct

December 15, 2017 | By More
Christmas voices at Justice Precinct

For a little while, Christmas carols replaced the sound of the public address system summoning people into the Justice Precinct’s various courts.

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Man scribbles his way into custody

December 14, 2017 | By More
Man scribbles his way into custody

A 26-year-old facing a lot of burglary and theft charges picked the wrong day to get bored and creative in his holding cell at Christchurch’s sparkly new Justice Precinct.

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Gang involved in commercial extortion

December 13, 2017 | By More
Gang involved in commercial extortion

An unnamed gang has moved into the field of commercial extortion, according to details revealed at a Christchurch District Court sentencing.

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