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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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Armed robbery accused remanded in custody

November 11, 2013 | By More
Armed robbery accused remanded in custody

A 20-year-old man charged with two armed hold-ups of service stations, and a charge of demanding cash with intent to steal it, was remanded in custody at the Christchurch District Court today.

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Custody remand continues for rape accused

November 11, 2013 | By More
Custody remand continues for rape accused

An 18-year-old youth charged with two rapes has been further remanded in custody without plea until Thursday, at a brief appearance by video-link in the Christchurch District Court.

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Driving error in fog caused motorcyclist’s death

November 8, 2013 | By More
Driving error in fog caused motorcyclist’s death

A Swede described as “a highly gifted horsewoman” has been ordered to do 140 hours of community work and pay $2000 to the partner of a motorcyclist she killed through a momentary driving error.

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Insanity finding in stabbing murder case

November 7, 2013 | By More
Insanity finding in stabbing murder case

A Spreydon man who killed his partner by wounding her 26 times in a frenzied knife attack has been found not guilty on the grounds of insanity and ordered held in hospital as a special patient.

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18-year jail term for child sex abuser

November 6, 2013 | By More
18-year jail term for child sex abuser

Child sex victims of Shane Baylis – jailed for 18 years – have told of their drug use, suicide attempts, and manic depression.

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‘Port Hills groper’ admits eight indecencies

November 5, 2013 | By More
‘Port Hills groper’ admits eight indecencies

After months of obstinate denials, the man who became known as “The Port Hills Groper” has admitted his offending, but name suppression continues. [Full report]

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Custody remand on Redwood murder charge

November 4, 2013 | By More
Custody remand on Redwood murder charge

A 24-year-old Redwood man has been remanded in custody on a charge of murdering a man at the home where they both lived.

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Suppression continues for teenager accused of rapes

November 4, 2013 | By More
Suppression continues for teenager accused of rapes

Name suppression has been continued for a teenager facing rape charges in the Christchurch District Court.

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