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Street bashing left victim with brain bleed

May 30, 2017 | By More
Street bashing left victim with brain bleed

A 23-year-old was fortunate the outcome wasn’t more serious for his street assault that left one of his victims with bleeding on the brain, said a judge who granted him home detention.

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Passenger charged with spitting assault

May 30, 2017 | By More
Passenger charged with spitting assault

A woman who allegedly spat at a crew member, and abused staff and passengers on a flight from Auckland to Christchurch, has been charged with the assaulting a woman.

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Life parolee admits absconding

May 29, 2017 | By More
Life parolee admits absconding

A man on life parole for the murder of an 11-year-old admitted taking off his electronic bracelet and leaving his parole address at Odyssey House.

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Pair damaged stolen and abandoned car

May 26, 2017 | By More
Pair damaged stolen and abandoned car

Community-based sentences have been imposed on two young men who smashed up and looted a stolen car they found abandoned on a remote track near Kainga, north of Christchurch.

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Stolen bike wheel changed everything

May 26, 2017 | By More
Stolen bike wheel changed everything

A stolen bicycle wheel meant life changed instantly and permanently for arborist 46-year-old Wayne Scothern, and for homeless 37-year-old Christopher Stone.

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Man jailed for injuries to baby

May 25, 2017 | By More
Man jailed for injuries to baby

A man who tried to force feed, and then shook a five-month-old baby, has been sent to jail.

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More years in jail for determined burglar

May 24, 2017 | By More
More years in jail for determined burglar

A repeat burglar sentenced to 25 of the last 27 years in jail now faces nearly six more years after his latest sentencing in the Christchurch District Court.

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Bank robber-on-a-bike pleads guilty

May 24, 2017 | By More
Bank robber-on-a-bike pleads guilty

Brent James Atkinson has admitted being Christchurch’s balaclava-wearing robber-on-a-bike.

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Bail again refused over shooting incident

May 23, 2017 | By More
Bail again refused over shooting incident

A third bail application has been refused for a 24-year-old man allegedly shot in the face by the police in an incident in Woolston in February.

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Marcus Tucker murder trial aborted

May 19, 2017 | By More
Marcus Tucker murder trial aborted

The trial of Peter John Carroll for the murder of 36-year-old Marcus Luke Tucker has been aborted after evidence was heard from seven witnesses.

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