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Defence points to lack of forensic links

September 1, 2016 | By More
Defence points to lack of forensic links

A jury has been told to consider the lack of forensic evidence linking Matthew Joshua Mulvey to Crown allegations of kidnapping and bashing a rival gang member. [Afternoon update.]

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Judge warns about street violence dangers

August 31, 2016 | By More
Judge warns about street violence dangers

A Christchurch judge has sent a warning about weapons and street violence, even while he was granting a home detention sentence for a double stabbing by a teenager.

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Alleged kidnap victim admits wrongly naming two people

August 30, 2016 | By More
Alleged kidnap victim admits wrongly naming two people

An alleged Mongrel Mob victim has admitted he made some mistakes in naming the people who had kidnapped and bashed him, soon after his escape and while he was in hospital.

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Kidnap victim chewed his way to freedom

August 29, 2016 | By More
Kidnap victim chewed his way to freedom

Alleged Mongrel Mob kidnap victim Dawson Reihana has told how he chewed his way to freedom after being bashed, punched and stomped for hours. [Updated report]

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Prison officer attacked with boiling water

August 26, 2016 | By More
Prison officer attacked with boiling water

A prison officer’s “remarkably forgiving” victim impact statement helped in the sentencing of a 23-year-old who had tipped boiling water on him.

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Warning to online fraudster ahead of sentencing

August 26, 2016 | By More
Warning to online fraudster ahead of sentencing

Convicted online fraudster Paul William Abbott has been warned after avoiding his obligations to get a pre-sentence report prepared by the Probation Service.

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Yaldhurst shooting charge admitted

August 25, 2016 | By More
Yaldhurst shooting charge admitted

A 36-year-old Oxford man has admitted shooting his business partner in an incident at a Yaldhurst property on July 13.

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Man self-harmed in domestic violence incident

August 25, 2016 | By More
Man self-harmed in domestic violence incident

A man who threatened his partner with a machete while she was holding a young daughter, then self-harmed himself with a knife, was sentenced to prison in the Christchurch District Court today.

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Bail appeal refused on fraud charges

August 24, 2016 | By More
Bail appeal refused on fraud charges

A Redwood man facing fraud charges involving $91,850 has been refused bail at an appeal hearing in the High Court at Christchurch.

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Apology keeps repeat drink-driver out of prison

August 23, 2016 | By More
Apology keeps repeat drink-driver out of prison

Bay Aferahama Haika’s very public apology has helped to keep him out of prison for his fourth drink-driving conviction.

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