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Firearms charges denied after Woolston incident

April 3, 2017 | By More
Firearms charges denied after Woolston incident

A man allegedly shot by the police during an incident in Woolston two months ago has denied all charges at the Christchurch District Court.

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Mixed verdicts in ‘memory’ trial

March 30, 2017 | By More
Mixed verdicts in ‘memory’ trial

A sex abuse trial that was said to be about the reliability of memory has ended in a mix of guilty and not guilty verdicts in the Christchurch District Court.

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Shoplifter used scissors to lunge at people

March 30, 2017 | By More
Shoplifter used scissors to lunge at people

A judge says he doubts a shoplifter’s claim that it was coincidence that he had a pair of scissors which he used to lunge at two people who tried to stop him.

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Fresh warrant for woman in Australia

March 29, 2017 | By More
Fresh warrant for woman in Australia

A fresh warrant has been issued for the arrest of Simone Anne Wright, who is in Australia, and police now believe they know where she is.

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Murder accused denies ever striking toddler

March 28, 2017 | By More
Murder accused denies ever striking toddler

Troy Kevin Taylor has told the jury at his murder trial that his repeated concussion injuries never caused him to lose control or strike the baby he is accused of assaulting and killing.

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Toddler died from ‘multiple blunt force injuries’, trial told

March 27, 2017 | By More
Toddler died from ‘multiple blunt force injuries’, trial told

Injuries to the jaw of 14-month-old Ihaka Stokes the day before his death were not consistent with a fall while he was in his cot, a doctor told the sixth day of the murder trial of Troy Kevin Taylor.

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Man jailed for throat stabbing

March 25, 2017 | By More
Man jailed for throat stabbing

A 68-year-old man was jailed for six years for stabbing a woman he knew in the throat, cutting her carotid artery.

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Slick ram-raid netted goods worth $50,000

March 23, 2017 | By More
Slick ram-raid netted goods worth $50,000

A 30-year-old man has admitted his role in a highly organised ram-raid in which $50,000 of merchandise was snatched from a Barrington sports store.

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Offender’s violence a mystery at sentencing

March 22, 2017 | By More
Offender’s violence a mystery at sentencing

A second strike offender faces serving all of an eight-year six-month jail term imposed for a string of violent incidents that left his victims cut and bruised.

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Truck driver’s carelessness caused pile-up, judge rules

March 22, 2017 | By More
Truck driver’s carelessness caused pile-up, judge rules

A judge has ruled that a truck driver’s inattention or misjudgment caused a serious three-vehicle pile-up on Lineside Road, one of the main routes to Rangiora.

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