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Decade-plus sentences for drunken party rape

August 2, 2017 | By More
Decade-plus sentences for drunken party rape

A sentencing began with a judge warning the public gallery that people could be taken into custody for courtroom disrpution, and ended with two 20-year-olds being jailed for more than a decade each for rape.

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‘Miracle’ road workers weren’t killed, says judge

August 1, 2017 | By More
‘Miracle’ road workers weren’t killed, says judge

Road workers scattered and were lucky not to be killed by Jarku Raymond Wallace’s high-speed escape bid along New Brighton Road, said a judge as he sent the disqualified driver to jail.

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Sexual grooming accused allowed to travel overseas

July 28, 2017 | By More
Sexual grooming accused allowed to travel overseas

A 51-year-old man charged with meeting a 15-year-old youth after alleged sexual grooming on Facebook is being allowed to travel overseas.

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Mental health report ordered after mall incident

July 28, 2017 | By More
Mental health report ordered after mall incident

A psychiatric report will be prepared on a 17-year-old youth being held in custody after a bizarre violent incident at Riccarton’s Westfield Mall at the weekend.

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Discharge granted for street assault

July 26, 2017 | By More
Discharge granted for street assault

A Christchurch car dealer has avoided a conviction for a street assault, by citing 15-years conviction-free and a string of good works that he would have to give up.

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Synthetic cannabis led decline into jail

July 24, 2017 | By More
Synthetic cannabis led decline into jail

Synthetic cannabis sent a man into a slide that has led to his jailing for indecently assaulting and grooming a 13-year-old girl and registration as a child sex offender.

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Grandmother admits $250,000 welfare fraud

July 23, 2017 | By More
Grandmother admits $250,000 welfare fraud

It was “unbelievable” that benefit payments were continuing for a Christchurch grandmother who admitted rorting the welfare system out of nearly a quarter of a million dollars, said a judge as he remanded her for sentence.

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Brothers competing to pay for damage

July 21, 2017 | By More
Brothers competing to pay for damage

Brothers Jimmy and Rupert Max Ellis-Jones have not quite reached agreement about how to pay for all the damage they did on a drunken spree through Phillipstown and Woolston.

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Boy run over by water tanker

July 20, 2017 | By More
Boy run over by water tanker

Fernside horse trainer Philip Benjamin Burrows has admitted a Worksafe New Zealand prosecution after a 10-year-old boy apparently fell under the wheels of a water truck at a training track.

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Shaken baby suffered brain bleed

July 19, 2017 | By More
Shaken baby suffered brain bleed

Name suppression has been granted to a father who admits hitting and shaking his infant son, causing a brain bleed.

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