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Jail term for fire-lighter

November 20, 2013 | By More
Jail term for fire-lighter

A 49-year-old man with bipolar disorder was sentenced to three years five months prison for lighting five fires in July.

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Lighter sentences for Maori offenders suggested

November 20, 2013 | By More
Lighter sentences for Maori offenders suggested

Lighter sentences should be considered for Maori offenders because of their “environment of deprivation”, Christchurch lawyer James Rapley is arguing in front of the Court of Appeal.

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Petrol scam accused remanded at court

November 20, 2013 | By More
Petrol scam accused remanded at court

A man facing 10 charges of causing loss by deception over an alleged petrol scam has been remanded without plea by a registrar at the Christchurch District Court.

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Off duty policeman discharged for assault at soccer match

November 19, 2013 | By More
Off duty policeman discharged for assault at soccer match

A police constable who grabbed a soccer linesman by the throat has been discharged without conviction but was described by a judge as behaving like “the spectator from hell”.

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Police officer admits bribery, indecency charges

November 18, 2013 | By More
Police officer admits bribery, indecency charges

A Christchurch police officer has resigned after admitting indecencies with two women who were alone with him in a patrol car.

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Strip-for-drugs dealer jailed for four years six months

November 14, 2013 | By More
Strip-for-drugs dealer jailed for four years six months

The children of a strip-for-drugs cannabis dealer have left school after being taunted and bullied, the High Court at Christchurch was told as the dealer was jailed for four-and-a-half years.

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‘Shame on you,’ judge tells owner of starving horses

November 13, 2013 | By More
‘Shame on you,’ judge tells owner of starving horses

A horse-owner has been told, “Shame on you,” by a judge for clearly feeding himself while his animals were starving.

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Costs awarded against police

November 13, 2013 | By More
Costs awarded against police

The Commissioner of Police has been ordered to pay $300 costs to a young man because he was summoned to attend an incorrect session at the Christchurch District Court.

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‘Plum sauce burglar’ agrees to custody remand

November 13, 2013 | By More
‘Plum sauce burglar’ agrees to custody remand

Christchurch’s alleged plum sauce burglar has agreed to a remand in custody while he recovers in Christchurch Hospital from the police dog bite wounds he received at the time of his arrest.

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Final drugs ring offender loses last appeal

November 12, 2013 | By More
Final drugs ring offender loses last appeal

The final offender in the Operation Granite drugs conspiracy has lost his last appeal bid and his sentencing has been set for this month, 14 months after his trial in the High Court at Christchurch.

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