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Second woman refers to accused’s ‘split personality’

September 10, 2013 | By More
Second woman refers to accused’s ‘split personality’

A second woman has described accused rapist Joshua Allan Schooner as having a “split personality” during a sexual encounter.

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Woman ‘stranded’ by police before rape

September 9, 2013 | By More
Woman ‘stranded’ by police before rape

A woman says she was repeatedly raped by a man after police took away her car keys and left her stranded in a pub car park in the early hours of the morning.

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Stabbing victim admits text threats

September 3, 2013 | By More
Stabbing victim admits text threats

A victim stabbed four times during a Spreydon street brawl has admitted sending violent threatening text messages before the confrontation.

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Community service for selling blackmarket crayfish

September 3, 2013 | By More
Community service for selling blackmarket crayfish

A 36-year-old with a bad criminal record, who sold blackmarket crayfish to Christchurch outlets, has received a community-based sentence in the Christchurch District Court today.

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Arrest over Brighton Pier altercation

September 3, 2013 | By More
Arrest over Brighton Pier altercation

A Shirley man has been remanded on theft and assault charges over an alleged incident in which a man says he was assaulted at the New Brighton Pier and his camera thrown into the sea.

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Sexting led to bloody street brawl

September 3, 2013 | By More
Sexting led to bloody street brawl

Sending sexually explicit text messages led to bad blood between two Pacific Island families in Christchurch, an armed confrontation in the street, and four men injured in hospital.

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Dealer admits receiving stolen cars

August 30, 2013 | By More
Dealer admits receiving stolen cars

Scrap metal yard director Dean Raymond Crosbie has entered immediate guilty pleas to 13 charges after police searched his business in Rolleston early this month.   When interviewed about receiving stolen cars and parts, Crosbie told police: “I take people at face value.” He admitted he sometimes thought the purchases were “too good to be […]

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Jury can sympathise over repeated thefts, says Crown

August 23, 2013 | By More
Jury can sympathise over repeated thefts, says Crown

Crown says jury can sympathise over repeated thefts from Kaiapoi business. David Clemence kidnap, bashing trial, Day 4.

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Man faces further jail term for sex offences

August 23, 2013 | By More
Man faces further jail term for sex offences

Serving prisoner faces more jail time for sex offences.

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Thieves beaten, tied, and thrown in river, Crown alleges

August 20, 2013 | By More
Thieves beaten, tied, and thrown in river, Crown alleges

Crown prosecutor says defendant was “on a mission” to recover tools stolen from his company in previous raids.

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