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$60,000 blackmail bid admitted

August 9, 2017 | By More
$60,000 blackmail bid admitted

A man has admitted the $60,000 blackmailing of a man he called a paedophile, and posting comments on social media groups about him.

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Security guard burglar gets another chance for home detention

August 8, 2017 | By More
Security guard burglar gets another chance for home detention

A security guard who stole $179,000 from a cash machine and buried most of it in his garden will be given another two months to find an address where he might be allowed to serve home detention.

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Conwoman’s jail request granted

August 8, 2017 | By More
Conwoman’s jail request granted

A 22-year-old who cheated an elderly woman out of $75,547 asked for a jail term as her punishment – and she got it.

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Robbery ‘decoy’ in custody for sentence

August 4, 2017 | By More
Robbery ‘decoy’ in custody for sentence

An 18-year-old has admitted being the decoy who defeated door security measures to allow the robbery of the Woolston Night n Day store in the early hours of March 8.

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Prison yard assault on officer admitted

August 4, 2017 | By More
Prison yard assault on officer admitted

A 21-year-old inmate is in custody awaiting sentence after admitting an assault that injured a Corrections officer at Christchurch Men’s Prison.

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Wine fraud by North Canterbury company alleged

August 3, 2017 | By More
Wine fraud by North Canterbury company alleged

A North Canterbury wine company and three of its directors face a long list of charges alleging fraud concerning wine production.

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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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