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Scammer-of-the-elderly does it again

October 4, 2017 | By More
Scammer-of-the-elderly does it again

A woman who was jailed for phone scamming the elderly has done it again – and this time a 93-year-old woman was one of her victims.

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Drugs rip-off led to fatal bashing, defence says

October 3, 2017 | By More
Drugs rip-off led to fatal bashing, defence says

Peter John Carroll says he hit Marcus Luke Tucker with a metal steering lock to “address” him using photocopied $100 bills to buy drugs.

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New charges against burglary, receiving accused

October 2, 2017 | By More
New charges against burglary, receiving accused

Twenty-one new charges have been laid against a man who is in custody after an alleged pursuit during which road spikes were deployed on September 6.

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Man jailed for club burglary, arson

September 29, 2017 | By More
Man jailed for club burglary, arson

A man who burgled the St Albans-Shirley Club in Christchurch, and then went back later and set fire to it, was sentenced to over four years’ jail.

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Two deny murder of Bradley Lomax

September 29, 2017 | By More
Two deny murder of Bradley Lomax

Name suppressed has lapsed on one of the men accused of the murder of Bradley Alan Lomax and both of them denied the charge at an appearance in the High Court at Christchurch.

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Man tells jury of burning of body

September 28, 2017 | By More
Man tells jury of burning of body

A man has told of hearing “the glugging of the petrol” in the dark near Lake Ellesmere before the carpet-wrapped body of Marcus Luke Tucker was set alight.

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Squatters damaged house with meth smoking

September 26, 2017 | By More
Squatters damaged house with meth smoking

A Christchurch man will spend years paying for the damage to a close friend’s house, caused when he squatted there and invited around mates who smoked methamphetamine.

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Preventive detention for abuse of fourth child

September 25, 2017 | By More
Preventive detention for abuse of fourth child

A 52-year-old Christchurch man has been jailed indefinitely for sex offences against a fourth child which followed years of intensive rehabilitation.

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Custody remand on kidnap charge

September 25, 2017 | By More
Custody remand on kidnap charge

A man charged with kidnapping, stealing a car, dangerous driving, and failing to stop for police, was remanded in custody in the Christchurch District Court today.

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Gold mining company fined for excavation

September 22, 2017 | By More
Gold mining company fined for excavation

The Chinese director of a gold mining company cannot claim a lack of understanding as a factor that led to unauthorised excavation of a West Coast stream bed, an Environment Court judge has ruled.

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