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North Canterbury man criticised over sexual encounters

May 22, 2017 | By More
North Canterbury man criticised over sexual encounters

A judge has criticised the actions of a North Canterbury businessman, but has acquitted him of two charges alleging the sexual violation of an intellectually disabled man.

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Judge slams ‘woeful’ rehab resourcing

May 19, 2017 | By More
Judge slams ‘woeful’ rehab resourcing

A judge has slammed Canterbury’s inadequate resourcing for drug and alcohol assessments, when a report was declined for a 17-year-old who appeared before her for sentencing in the Christchurch District Court.

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Crystal clear robbery pics bring guilty pleas

May 18, 2017 | By More
Crystal clear robbery pics bring guilty pleas

A man clearly caught on security camera doing a service station robbery has pleaded guilty just a week later.

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Tsunami looter jailed for three years

May 17, 2017 | By More
Tsunami looter jailed for three years

A man who looted a family’s home in New Brighton during a tsunami alert evacuation has met his victims and apologised.

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Man admits rape of drunk teenager

May 17, 2017 | By More
Man admits rape of drunk teenager

A 22-year-old has admitted raping a drunk 15-year-old girl in the bushes of a property in Linwood, after she got off a bus and became separated from her friends.

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Violent pizza shop robbery charge dropped

May 16, 2017 | By More
Violent pizza shop robbery charge dropped

Police have had to drop the charge against a man they accused of the violent robbery of a Bishopdale pizza shop after his alibi checked out.

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Arrest after seven months hiding from police

May 15, 2017 | By More
Arrest after seven months hiding from police

A man who has allegedly been on the run from police since October has been arrested on charges of kidnapping, serious assault, and threatening to kill.

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Rifle accidentally fired

May 12, 2017 | By More
Rifle accidentally fired

A Kaiapoi man who accidentally fired a rifle in the carpark of Gun City was left shaken – and so was the owner of the car he shot.

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More charges likely against armed robbery accused

May 11, 2017 | By More
More charges likely against armed robbery accused

Police say more charges are likely against an Ilam man who is now accused of robbing two Canterbury pubs, and a double shooting at Rolleston.

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Jail for retirement home burglary

May 10, 2017 | By More
Jail for retirement home burglary

A 42-year-old woman who stole jewellery from an elderly woman’s unit at a retirement village has been jailed for three years.

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