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Couple continue to deny torching car

November 16, 2016 | By More
Couple continue to deny torching car

A young Belfast couple will serve home detention together after being found guilty of torching a car in a revenge attack.

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Three more admit Riccarton bus lounge attack

November 14, 2016 | By More
Three more admit Riccarton bus lounge attack

Three men have admitted taking part in an armed gang attack at the Riccarton bus lounge on March 17.

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Caravan ‘squatter’ pleads guilty

November 11, 2016 | By More
Caravan ‘squatter’ pleads guilty

A burglar caught sleeping in a caravan on a Rolleston property has pleaded guilty and now faces sentencing next month on a total of 10 charges.

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Alleged abuser says sex was ‘normal, consensual’

November 11, 2016 | By More
Alleged abuser says sex was ‘normal, consensual’

A man accused of 19 sex and violence charges against his travelling companion has given evidence that the couple had “a normal, consensual” sexual relationship.

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Teen admits armed robbery of Templeton dairy

November 10, 2016 | By More
Teen admits armed robbery of Templeton dairy

A teenager has admitted the armed robbery of the Kirk Road dairy in Templeton on September 5.

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Couch-surfing host faces jail time on other charges

November 9, 2016 | By More
Couch-surfing host faces jail time on other charges

Sex charges have been dropped against a former Christchurch couch-surfing host who was accused of preying on tourists, but he faces a likely jail term after being found guilty today on other sex charges.

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Evidence fabricated by teens, defence claims

November 9, 2016 | By More
Evidence fabricated by teens, defence claims

A man accused of posing as a social worker to meet young people claims the teenagers gave fabricated evidence against him at his Christchurch District Court jury trial.

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Warning for teen over infected blood assault

November 8, 2016 | By More
Warning for teen over infected blood assault

A teenager who admitted five assaults – including flicking Hepatitis-infected blood in a woman’s face – has been given a community-based sentence but warned that he must control his temper.

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Teen tells of man ‘being weird’ during home visit

November 8, 2016 | By More
Teen tells of man ‘being weird’ during home visit

A 15-year-old runaway has told of a man who said he was a social worker “being real weird” when he took a group of teenagers to his Aranui house.

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‘Fake’ social worker indecently touched boy, Crown alleges

November 7, 2016 | By More
‘Fake’ social worker indecently touched boy, Crown alleges

A Christchurch man who allegedly pretended to be a social worker to befriend five troubled teens has gone on trial for sexual grooming and indecency with a 13-year-old boy who was part of the group.

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