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Life parolee recalled to prison

May 18, 2018 | By More
Life parolee recalled to prison

Convicted murderer Dean Raymond Purdy has been remanded in custody on charges of breaching his life parole and possession of cannabis, after two weeks on the run from police.

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Alleged victim accused of telling ‘evolving’ story

May 17, 2018 | By More
Alleged victim accused of telling ‘evolving’ story

The complainant in a rape, kidnapping, and bashing trial has been accused by the defence of telling an “evolving” story.

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Couple fights to keep suppression

May 17, 2018 | By More
Couple fights to keep suppression

Name suppression for a couple who have been charged with a $1.4m theft will be appealed in the High Court in Christchurch after Judge Paul Kellar refused to continue the order today.

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Some ‘hiccups’ but progress for youth who planned attack

May 16, 2018 | By More
Some ‘hiccups’ but progress for youth who planned attack

A few “hiccups” but overall the monthly report card is a Pass for the youth who once planned an ISIS-style terrorist attack in Christchurch.

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Bank card skimmers face rapid deportation

May 15, 2018 | By More
Bank card skimmers face rapid deportation

Two Canadian bank card skimmers can expect deportation any day after being sentenced for their hopeless venture into the multi-billion dollar financial crime industry.

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Pharmacy robber handed over knife

May 14, 2018 | By More
Pharmacy robber handed over knife

An armed pharmacy robber said he meant business, but he handed over the knife he was holding when shop staff asked him to, the Christchurch District Court was told.

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Gang picked wrong house

May 11, 2018 | By More
Gang picked wrong house

A gang’s “visit” to a random house went disastrously wrong when it was found that a policeman lived there.

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Church fundraiser leads to $6750 fines

May 11, 2018 | By More
Church fundraiser leads to $6750 fines

A church involved in a pork-meal fundraiser which has led to the prosecution of a dairy and its owner has made no offer to help with the legal bills nor the fine.

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Role in $8.3m Ponzi scheme admitted

May 10, 2018 | By More
Role in $8.3m Ponzi scheme admitted

A Christchurch man has admitted his role in an $8.3 million Ponzi scheme that drew in 900 investors.

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Sentencing delayed by positive drug test

May 8, 2018 | By More
Sentencing delayed by positive drug test

Sentencing of a woman who scammed elderly victims – including a 95-year-old – has been delayed so that a judge can find out more about a positive drug test during a home detention term.

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